One of the largest fashion companies born from the genius of Louis Vuitton Malletier, born in 1821 in Cons-le-Sannier, France. At the age of sixteen he would become a maker of trunks. When he was only sixteen years old, Louis Vuitton made a decision that he would become a trunk-master. Both a family residence and the cradle of the company, the Asnières site has been the symbol of the Vuitton family's personal and commercial success since 1859. In 1886, Georges Vuitton revolutionized luggage locks with an ingenious closing system that turned travel trunks into real treasure chests. The brand asked six designers to create original pieces to celebrate the iconic canvas that was created over a century ago: the Monogram.