• Nov 16, 2010

Infiniti Essence sculpture – Click above for high-res images

Rolling sculpture is how you might describe the Infiniti Essence show car. When it was unveiled in Geneva last year it stole the show, and now the Japanese luxury marque is following up with a limited-edition sculpture of the car itself.

Crafted from resin by the same creative minds behind the Essence concept, the Essence sculpture will only be produced in a limited run of 300 examples, each fetching $300. The sculpture is transported and presented in a special case hand-crafted by Louis Vuitton, the luxury goods workshop that made the custom-fitted luggage for the concept car.

The sculpture will debut at the upcoming LA Auto Show before going on sale at infinitilifestyle.com in December, but you can get a closer look now by clicking the thumbnails below and following the jump for the full press release.



[Source: Infiniti]
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Infiniti Creates Limited Edition "Essence Sculpture" – Louis Vuitton Adds Handcrafted Bespoke Carrying Case

Infiniti today announced the production of a Limited Edition Collector's "Essence Sculpture," inspired by the stunning Infiniti Essence concept car, which was unveiled last year in celebration of the automaker's 20th anniversary. Made from solid resin and penned by Essence's original vehicle designer under the supervision of Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura, the sculpture will be restricted to 300 individually numbered units worldwide. No second production run will be made.

Louis Vuitton, which created bespoke luggage for the actual Essence concept car, has crafted a carrying case for the very first Essence Sculpture. The second collaboration with the world leader in luxury epitomizes Infiniti's quest for ultimate luxury and savoir-faire. For this special order, Louis Vuitton craftsmen designed an original Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite case to serve as a high-quality transport and presentation. It was handcrafted in Louis Vuitton's historic workshop in Asnieres, France, where all special orders are made.

The "Essence Sculpture" with Louis Vuitton case will have its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

Customers wishing to own one of these exclusive pieces can visit the Infiniti merchandise website at infinitilifestyle.com beginning in December. The cost is $300.00 USD plus shipping. Personalized Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite cases can be ordered through the company's special order workshop in France.

About Infiniti
Infiniti offers a full-line of luxury performance automobiles, including the G Coupe, Sedan and first-ever Convertible, M sedan, EX and FX crossovers, and the QX full-size SUV. More information about Infiniti and its Total Ownership Experience® can be found at www.InfinitiUSA.com.

About Louis Vuitton
The world leader in luxury, Louis Vuitton has been synonymous with the art of stylish travel since 1854. Since 1997, with the arrival of the designer Marc Jacobs, it has extended its expertise to women's and men's ready-to-wear, shoes, sunglasses, watches and jewelry, combining traditional craftsmanship with flair and innovation to create a complete lifestyle experience. Since 1987, it has been part of LVMH / Moët Hennessy. Louis Vuitton, the world's foremost luxury goods group headed by Bernard Arnault. www.louisvuitton.com


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Whoop de doodle doo.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is what cars were supposed to be in 2000, anti-gravity generator and all.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Even if I had money to burn, I would buy that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why?
        • 4 Years Ago
        The same reason someone would want any piece of art?
      • 4 Years Ago
      The $300 doesn't include the case, from what i can tell, the case alone is worth well over that and the press release makes the case sound like an extra.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I've already requested my Manager at the dealership to pick one up, and center it in the coffee table in our showroom.

      This thing looks gorgeous!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why?
        • 4 Years Ago
        seriously, this whole half-a luxury manufacturer simulacra is not befitting of infiniti, they're already doing fine, why this pointless stuff
      • 4 Years Ago
      This think looks like a Nike shoe. Infiniti does have some great cars though. I have a q45 and this thing rocks. As a mechanic to we dont get Infiniti's in our shop that often, I guess thats a good thing.

      Rick
      http://www.Auto-Mechanic-Austin.com
      • 4 Years Ago
      That would make a great paper weight. Or ashtray.
      • 4 Years Ago
      $300 and the doors, bonnet and boot don't even open. Infinity would need to pay me $300 to carry that lil' case in public.