If you’re looking to turn heads while you travel, why not cop a little SAMO style?
Samsonite just dropped a high-art collab with the estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, one of the most inimitable and influential artists of the last century. His erratic street style, vibrant palettes and thoughtful prose have earned the admiration of generations and changed the art world forever, and now you can spread his message wherever you go.
The limited luggage release comes in two distinct pieces. The "Pez Dispenser" roars to life with Basquiat’s iconic dinosaur in a crown, itself a reference to beloved Pez candies. The dino stands in contrast to an all-white backdrop, creating a loud yet subtle effect.
The second features "United Skull," a maximalist explosion of color and texture that forms a head in near profile. Taking many cues from the world of graffiti, this busy little number will never be lost on the baggage claim conveyor.
Both pieces are in the Samsonite C-Lite family, which boasts shock-absorbing technology to last through the bumpiest of rides. The cases are treat with scratch resistant materials and feel light weight to the touch, so your smooth-rolling wheels won’t ever be a drag.
Samsonite’s C-Lite suitcases also come with elongated, double tube pull handles, perfect for attaching a carry-on for ease of transport, and they’re equipped with TSA-approved combination locks and integrated ID security tags.
These particular pieces from the Jean-Michel Basquiat x Samsonite collection are also made with Samsonite’s proprietary Recyclex lining, which is made from post-consumer recycled PET bottles.
Inside, avid travelers will be happy to find large apron pockets, a lowered cross-ribbon to hold in all your bits and bobs, divider pads for organization, and layers of words and lines of text from Basquiat’s works throughout.
The pieces are offered in both carry-on and check-in sizes, and your purchase is backed by a 10-year warranty.
The Jean-Michel Basquiat x Samsonite collection is now available at Samsonite’s website. Carry-ons retail for $600, and 28-inch luggage pieces sell for $700. Learn more about these and other top-of-the-line luggage sets at samsonite.com.
Photography by: © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York; Courtesy of Samsonite