The art of travel, it’s something Louis Vuitton is known for, so when the brand comes together with innovative designers to produce a collection of travel-inspired objects called The Objets Nomades, we pay attention.
First launched back in 2012, this series of furniture and objects carry the same adventurous and explorative spirit as the house, re-interpreted into functional yet contemporary pieces.
This year, Objet Nomades has returned in the Fuorisalone 2019 at Milan Design Week with ten new designs to add to the extensive collection. Two of which, the enigmatic Anemona table and intricate Mandala screen, are by newly welcomed design studios: Atelier Biagetti and Zanetello/Bortotto respectively.
A homage to the Adriatic Sea near the designers’ hometown and the flowing movement of La Scala costumes in the Milan. The base is crafted with soft beige leather on the outside with deep-blue Louis Vuitton lacquer on the inside.
Inspired by the classic flower shape of Louis Vuitton’s monogram and geometric mandalas, the colours are a reflection of sunrise in the Venetian lagoon.
A smooth lacquered tray in a distinctive black, blue and green colour scheme and carrying a “benevolent eye” design.
A cosy seat inspired by a tropical flower, its petals line the exterior of Louis Vuitton leather.
Inspired by complex, flowing movements of traditional dances and featuring foldable walnut legs for easy storage.
Playful chairs, that can be hand-painted and customised just like Louis Vuitton trunks,
Another design inspired by the Louis Vuitton monogram flower, available in transparent and black iterations.
A contemporary take on traditional Venetian lights made from handblown Murano glass, and a companion piece to the Diamond sofa and chair set.
Intertwined ash-wood slats supporting a red Louis Vuitton leather upholstery, and a companion piece to its armchair version and the Venezia.
Made from the same handblown Murano glass as the Venezia lamp and encapsulated in a woven leather structure.
The collection was also presented alongside the prize-winning architect, Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Paper Structure. Built from recycled paper tubes and inspired by a post-natural-disaster focus on easy constructing and dismantling, the chic and eco-friendly structure is the latest addition to Louis Vuitton’s showcases of nomadic architecture.