Louis Vuitton Manufactures illustrates the idea, fostered by the House, that a manufacture can be a place of fulfillment and individuality, where traditional craft skills can be learned, respected and transmitted, using age-old techniques and tools that would be familiar to the company’s founder. In pursuit of excellence, Louis Vuitton has scattered ateliers the length and breadth of France and beyond, to Geneva, the Veneto and even Texas. Often sites of historic interest or outstanding natural beauty will have a Louis Vuitton workshop nearby. Featuring exclusively commissioned photographs, this magnificent volume showcases the extraordinary locations and buildings, and the equally extraordinary artisans, that produce Louis Vuitton leather goods, fragrances, watches, shoes, high jewelry and ready-to-wear. This deluxe, collector's edition, limited to 500 copies, is presented in a poplar wood box, a reference to historic Louis Vuitton trunks.