Tumi, the leading international brand of premium travel, business, and lifestyle accessories, partners with Ducati to launch a new collection of bold, performance-driven travel and lifestyle accessories for fall 2011. Rooted in a shared passion for design excellence and technological innovation, the collaboration brings discerning consumers the style sophistication and functional superiority they know and love from Tumi and Ducati.
The new collection launches this fall with three sporty red travel cases, two duffels, and one backpack and crossbody bag. Speeding to the gate never looked so good with the collection’s light weight travel cases. Designed with Tumi’s signature multi-layered ABS polycarbonate blend, the cases feature commodious nylon front panels, add-a-bag straps and aircraft grade aluminum handles. They will be available in three sizes, including an international carry-on , Quattroporte Medium Trip Case , and Quattroporte Extended Trip Case.
Alongside the sleek cases, the collection features two vibrant red duffels, including a larger Due Porte Collapsible Wheeled Duffel and an easy-to-carry Actuator Sport Duffel. For carefree, active living, Tumi offers a high-functioning, sleek Tank Medium Backpack and Deso Small Flap Crossbody bag .
“Through our collaboration with Ducati, we channel the vivid vibrancy of a brand best known for speed, adventure and dynamic performance,” comments Jerome Griffith, CEO of Tumi. “Together we offer consumers an attention-drawing, statement collection that invites adventure and encourages spontaneity.”
“The partnership between Ducati and Tumi truly embodies the excellence, style, creativity and innovative design which characterizes our two brands,” comments Gabriele Del Torchio, President and CEO of Ducati Motor Holding SpA. “We are particularly excited about this partnership and proud of the new collection that Tumi will release for Ducati because it further confirms our position as a premium brand. We look forward to continued success and an enjoyable and rewarding experience together.”
The new Tumi Ducati collection will be available for purchase beginning October 1, 2011 at Tumi stores nationwide, internationally and on Tumi.com as well as specialty wholesale stores. Internationally, the collection will also be available at Ducati.com, the Ducati Caffe’, Ducati Bookshop and at the Rome airport. In spring 2012, the collection will also be available in black.