DELSEY, AN EPIC FRENCH TALE
Enabling our customers to travel elegantly while reducing our environmental footprint is our raison d’être.
FRENCH ELEGANCE AND SAVOIR-FAIRE
In 1911, the DELAHAYE institution specialised in making leather camera cases and protective boxes for typewriters and phonographs. They had a reputation for expertise and solid, well-finished pieces made to a high standard. In 1946, this French company joined hands with SEYNHAEVE to create DELSEY, a blend of the two partners' names. The aim: create an innovative, modern, practical range of luggage for first time travellers looking for adventure.
EXPERTISE LED TO INNOVATION
That was the start of a creative buzz which led to innovative new products that would transform the luggage industry and earn the brand more than 70 awards and patents. In 1970, DELSEY was the first to provide tough luggage with a hard shell offering better protection for travellers' belongings. In 1972, they had the wheels on the hard shell suitcases brainwave! That was a major innovation changing the way that people use their luggage. More freedom, more ease of use: DELSEY's signature luggage is born and, with it, a whole new way of travelling. Here is a quick recap, in pictures...
Launch of the Trolley system by DELSEY
HELIUM: the first suitcase designed around a flexible frame
Design of the WPS with the wheels positioned on the opposite side to the straps
The first patented fibre glass structure with shape memory
Exclusive secure closure innovation, the SECURITECH® zip
Innovative braking system created for the CHATELET collection
Launch of the DAUPHINE, the lightest of the DELSEY cases
Creation of a detachable and washable lining
Creation of the DELSEY brand, the leading manufacturer of leather camera cases
Creation of the leading range of hard luggage, “DELSEY AIRSTYLE”
For 70 years DELSEY has used its flair to marry tradition with innovation, elegance with modernity and design with practicality. Our luggage already stands out for its French, je ne sais quoi, but we are trailblaizers, through and through, and that's what really pushes us to explore new avenues. When we design tomorrow's luggage, we look for inspiration in many places: travellers and their journeys, globetrotters' travel schedules, societal changes, the evolving environment. And as a result our luggage keeps getting lighter, better fitted and more environmentally friendly. Enabling our customers to travel elegantly and limiting any negative impact on the environment is our raison d’être.