TUMI, the leading international brand of premium travel, business and lifestyle accessories, announces its launch of 19 Degree, the brand’s first-ever aluminum luggagecollection. A masterful combination of form followingfunction, 19 Degree is the pinnacle of travel gear; an element of luxury and innovation that elevates not only your journey, but who you are.
Drawing inspiration from when the fluid elements of nature and exacting lines in architecture intersect, 19 Degree boasts a strikingly modern and cutting-edge design with strategicallysculpted angles set against meticulously-crafted aluminum.These contours highlight the profile of the suitcase and give a sense of fluidity, exuding a boldlydistinctiveappearance.This modern silhouette blurs the linesbetween fashion, art and design while transcending the travel experience. 19 Degree conveys the long-standing notion that travel is not just a utilitarian experience; it emotionally connects travelers to their own uniquejourneys.
“With every mile traveled, city ventured, stamp on your passport, your journey will reach a new degree- it’s only fitting that you carry a bag that reflects your movement,” says Creative Director, Victor Sanz. “19 Degree truly represents the art of intelligent design; when concepting the collection, we approached it with the question ‘How can we make our design less elementary and more elevated than what is already on the market?’ We felt our customer deserved a better design and an overall better product that not only performs, but looks cool while performing.”
This premium collection features a reinforced framecase design—with two snap closures for carry-on bags and three snap closures for check-in bags—and die-cast corner caps for additional protection. The interior is expertly appointed with the finest aesthetic and organizational features including, a lightweight lining with an embossed diamond patternthat complements the unique exterior pattern.
19 Degree will be offered in the full range of carry-on and check-in sizes, from an International Carry-On through an Extended Trip Packing Case. All styles will feature integrated low-profile TSA locks, TUMI Tracer®, retractable molded top and sidecarry handleswrapped with leather detailing, and a patented X-Brace 45® telescoping handle system crafted from lightweight-yet sturdy aircraft-grade aluminum, which contributes to the reduced weight of the bags. The four dual-spinning recessed wheels are engineered to offer effortless maneuverability and provide greater packing capacity inside. These styles, offered in Silver and Matte Black,will retail at TUMI retail stores worldwide .
Taking inspiration from 19 Degree aluminum, TUMI launches a polycarbonate 19 Degreecounterpart collection; equal parts stylish and lightweight. The polycarbonate assortment, is masterfully wrapped in a special film purposefully employed to reflect light when the bag is on the move. This stylist expression is available at TUMI retail and specialty stores and TUMI.com in a striking medley of Silver, Black, and Copper.
Since 1975, TUMI has been creating world-class business and travel essentials, designed to upgrade, uncomplicate, and beautify all aspects of life on the move. Blending flawless functionality with a spirit of ingenuity, we’re committed to empowering journeys as a lifelong partner to movers and makers in pursuit of their passions.Designed in America, for Global Citizens everywhere. The brand is sold in over 350 stores from New York to Paris to London and Tokyo, as well as the world’s top department and specialty stores and travel retail in more than 75 countries. For more about TUMI, visit www.TUMI.com, www.facebook.com/TUMItravel, www.twitter.com/TUMItravel
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