Au Départ Lounge-Trunk


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Bring your love of travel home with our striking lounge-trunk, available in only ten limited editions, designed in collaboration with legendary Parisian trunk manufacturer Au Départ. A dramatic and stylish addition to any interior space, this Italian-made lounge-trunk is outfitted with a vinyl turntable and Bang & Olufsen speaker, two bottles of Hennessy Paradis cognac and glasses, three custom votive-sized Trudon candles, and a selection of beautiful coffee table books recounting Orient Express’s storied history.

  • Created by Au Départ exclusively for Orient Express
  • Coated cotton canvas with Orient Express midnight blue and white Au Départ signature pattern
  • Smooth Italian calf leather details
  • Silver metal parts and accents
  • 10 limited edition, numbered copies
  • Exclusively made to order
  • Ships within 120 - 150 days
  • Made in Italy
  • W 29" x H 45" x D 22.5"

Set includes:

  • 1 Beogram 4000c aluminum, silver and natural oak wood stained turntable, a classic 1970s model signed by designer Jacob Jensen and expertly restored by Bang & Olufsen
  • 1 Bang & Olufsen speaker to complete the music experience
  • 3 Trudon candles (2.5 oz) and extinguishers
  • 2 Bottles of Hennessy Paradis cognac and glasses
  • 4 Books published exclusively with Orient Express from Louis Vuitton, Textuel, Assouline Edition and Albin Michel, which recount the legend of the Orient-Express train
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An Exclusive Orient Express Creation




Bringing Together the Best of the Best

The Au Départ lounge-trunk brings together the savoir-faire of world class artisans coupled with the pleasures of train travel: music, reading, and sipping cognac by candlelight. Each trunk is numbered and engraved with the name of the Au Départ artisan who was integral to its production.

Bringing Together the Best of the Best

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The Monogram

Since its inception in 1834, Au Départ has been identified by a monogram in the shape of a three-dimensional parallelepiped, which is inspired by the floors of Pompeii. Here, it adorns the trunk’s exterior in midnight blue, Orient Express’s signature colour.

feature Canvas and Leather

Canvas and Leather

A jacquard woven fabric with reflective thread coupled with smooth and durable Italian calf leather.

feature The Manufacturing

The Manufacturing

The lounge-trunk was designed and manufactured north of Milan, Italy, in a family-run workshop. It takes anywhere from 45-60 days to produce.

About the product

Anatomy of the Lounge-Trunk

Intended for interior decoration, the lounge-trunk, which opens and closes via a set of doors, was designed to hold the essential elements representative of a traveller’s lifestyle.