Globe-Trotter, 007’s suitcase brand of choice, to launch 125th birthday exhibition in London
The iconic luggage maker celebrates its birthday in style
Luxury British luggage and suitcase manufacturer Globe-Trotter has announced the opening of a new exhibition that showcases the history of the brand on its 125th birthday, demonstrating how the brand continues to employ the original manufacturing methods first established in 1897.
The development of Globe-Trotter cases has been a 125-year journey, during which the British brand has seen its unique lightweight suitcase – created at the end of the 19th century – evolve into a design classic, even making a sleek cameo appearance in the most recent James Bond film No Time to Die.
The new travelling exhibition, dubbed 125 Years of Globe-Trotter, celebrates the history of the brand and launches in the Burlington Arcade flagship store in London before leaving on a world tour, providing a fascinating and informative overview of the development of the iconic luggage.
As well as displaying some key pieces from its early days, 125 Years of Globe-Trotter will, for the first time, assemble a comprehensive selection of the innovative and varied collaborations produced in the 21st century. For Globe-Trotter, the concept of creative partnerships started some two decades ago, and highlights from the extensive collection include exclusive partnerships with the likes of Hermès, Tiffany & Co., Alexander McQueen and Comme des Garçons
Globe-Trotter suitcases are created from the patented Vulcanised Fibreboard material, and are "renowned for being strong and durable, yet lightweight and functional", as the brand puts it. "Still designed and handmade in Britain, over time Globe-Trotter luggage has acquired a global reputation as a much-loved example of great Made-in-England design."