Pro BMX athlete Nigel Sylvester has released his first artwork as part of his new travel and lifestyle collective, GO.
Working together with upholsterer and artist Daniel McRorie of Rickard Guy, Sylvester designed a BMX using LV’s iconic monogram logo. The piece is titled “218 CAPUCINE,” a reference to both Louis Vuitton’s and Sylvester’s history. The classic LV travel trunk was first built in a workshop on Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris during the 1850s, and the numbers 218 is the number of Sylvester’s grandmother’s house, where he first learned to ride a bike.
Sylvester commented on the work on Instagram, saying: “It’s an ode to true craftsmanship and my love for BMX riding. The bicycle has been such an intricate part of my life and career. It has served as the key tool in my creative process, personal growth and self expression.”
You can see the piece in person at downtown vintage store Procell from April 6-9.
In other LV news, here’s the full price list and pop-up location for the fragment design x Louis Vuitton collection.
- Photographer: Sammy Ian