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Louis Vuitton has always made journeys more enjoyable with their travel games collection, starting with chess and backgammon. The House’s made-to-order games collection has extended to poker and croquet trunks over the years, taking forward Louis Vuitton’s grandson, Gaston-Louis Vuitton’s, fondness for sports and games. The latest introductions to their gaming collection are Le Billard- a pocket Billiards Table and Le Baby Foot- a mini football table- all set to make waves for those who enjoy travel and games. In the meanwhile, play at home, in lockdown mode, till we can travel again! -by Priyanka Sippy
The Pocket Billiards Table is the ideal gift for cue-sports enthusiasts. Take your pick from the iconic Monogram motif, designed in 1896 by Louis Vuitton’s son Georges Vuitton as a tribute to his father, or the darker Monogram Eclipse or the Damier Graphite, bringing a patterned touch to any interior.
Fabulous options in Epi leather with its undulated texture, come in cyan and fuchsia, with the added option of a bi-coloured navy and pistachio variation or caramel and white in smooth leather. Created with the classic craftsmanship that goes into making a Louis Vuitton trunk, house canvases or leathers sheath the Billiards table’s wooden body.
Characteristic Louis Vuitton elegance completes the table’s design with subtle leather corners in the brand’s naturally tanned cowhide leather – each edge meticulously dyed with numerous layers of hand-applied paint.
Hand-pressed metallic hardware finishes the table, each stud engraved with the House’s signature. The table comes with perfectly packed, essential accessories including billiard balls painted with flowers from the Monogram pattern encircling the numbers.
Two pairs of leather and Monogram two-piece cues slot snuggly into place while a hot-stamped leather triangle completes the kit. The handcrafted Billiards table combines Louis Vuitton’s finesse and historical love for sports. Be sure and get your hands on one of these!
French for table football, this spirited game features many House codes and retraces Louis Vuitton’s vibrant history from 1896, the creation of the Monogram, to now. Louis Vuitton has been a travel companion for more than 150 years, having designed trunks to carry their games.
Available in the House’s iconic Monogram canvas, the Babyfoot also comes in the darker Monogram Eclipse and Damier Graphite and a rainbow of vibrant Epi leathers such as cyan, pistachio and fuchsia as well as a bi-colored caramel and a white option in smooth leather.
Epi leather with its rolled texture adds an exclusive feel to the outside of the table, while the smooth leather lines the Babyfoot’s playing field. Created with identical craftsmanship to that of a Louis Vuitton trunk, House canvases or leathers sheath the Babyfoot’s wooden body, with numerous layers of hand-applied edge-dying across each corner.
The players, inspired by Louis Vuitton’s “Groom”, the famed character from the House’s 1921 advertising images, are each hand-cast in aluminum and each player is carefully hand painted by expert artisans in team colors to compliment the custom canvas or leather table. Artisanal, jewel-like counting coins boast a striking hand-painted Monogram flower, adding to the simple joy of winning.
In contrast with the golden or silvered metallic hardware, Louis Vuitton’s naturally tanned cowhide leather handles with signature hand-stitched yellow thread complete the mini masterpiece.
All’s fun and games when Louis Vuitton travels with you