MSCHF unveils Louis Vuitton microscopic bag


MSCHF strikes again, this time by designing a microscopic Louis Vuitton handbag meant to be viewed under apparatus and set to be auctioned. Pharrell’s auction platform, JOOPITER, has unveiled details about an upcoming auction item in the form of the microscopic Louis Vuitton handbag created by MSCHF. This minuscule accessory, comparable in size to a grain of salt, is crafted from Photopolymer resin and encased in a gel case. To showcase its intricate design, the handbag will be securely mounted beneath a microscope and sealed within a gel case.


Interested individuals can observe the miniature marvel through the microscope’s eyepiece, and the view will also be broadcasted on a built-in digital display. Fans who are wearing eyeglasses then might not need to worry – they will still be able to check out the microscopic handbag’s design up close. The public will have the chance to see the Microscopic Handbag in the exhibition at 8 Avenue Matignon in Paris, from June 20th to 24th, 2023. Bidding for this unique item, available worldwide, will be open on the ‘Just Phriends’ platform from June 19th to 27th.

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images courtesy of MSCHF



downsizing the ultra-tiny handbag


In the world of handbags, MSCFH says people encounter a range of sizes, from large and spacious to standard and compact. Throughout history, numerous brands have ventured into the extremes of each category. However, MSCHF has now ventured into uncharted territory with its Microscopic Louis Vuitton-styled Handbag, a creation that even tiny insects and bugs can enjoy using.


Using a stereolithographic process commonly used in the fabrication of tiny mechanical biotech structures, the handbag attempts to surpass the science and art of miniaturization. ‘As a once-functional object like a handbag becomes smaller and smaller its object status becomes steadily more abstracted until it is purely a brand signifier. Previous small leather handbags have still required a hand to carry them- they become dysfunctional, inconveniences to their wearer,’ says MSCHF.


The Microscopic Handbag takes this notion to its ultimate conclusion. It reduces a functional object to the realm of jewelry, completely shedding any vestiges of practicality. In the realm of luxury goods, functionality seems to come secondary, a mere fraction of the object’s essence to make way for aesthetics.

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MSCHF’s microscopic louis vuitton handbag needs a microscope for visible viewing

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close-up view

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during the auction, the miniature handbag is set to be broadcasted on a built-in digital display



project info:


name: Microscopic handbag

brand: MSCHF

maison: Louis Vuitton