During the recent Salone del Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair), which concluded yesterday, Louis Vuitton unveiled its expanded Objets Nomades homeware collection with 10 new items. The collection, imagined by the world’s most renowned designers and inspired by the spirit of travel, pays homage to the House’s special orders of the past.
Into its fifth year, Louis Vuitton’s Objet Nomades line boasts a star-studded list of renowned creatives such as Atelier Oï, Maarten Baas, Barber and Osgerby, the Campana Brothers, Damien Langlois-Meurinne, Nendo, Gwenaël Nicolas, Raw Edges, Patricia Urquiola, and Marcel Wanders. This year sees two new designers come on board: Architect and designer India Mahdavi, and Japanese artist Tokujin Yoshioka.
From a limited edition ultra-sleek blossom stool (made of 24k gilded brass) to a beautiful lamp made of twisted straps of leather, and foldable shelves inspired by an origami boat, here are 5 of our favourite pieces from the Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades collection.
(All photos: Louis Vuitton)
Swiss design company Atelier Oï has crafted this beautiful lamp to hold light — like a Louis Vuitton bag that contains a traveller’s belongings. The body of the lamp is surrounded by twisted straps of leather, each with natural leather on one side and reflective leather on the other. The lamp is available in two different heights and three colours: Red, beige with gold, and blue with silver.
Japanese artist and designer Tokujin Yoshioka created this sleek stool inspired by Louis Vuitton’s iconic monogram flower. The stool is a rich swirl of wood and soft leather crafted using the best of Louis Vuitton’s traditional techniques and crafts. While the stool is available in black and white, a 24k gilded brass version is also available — limited to 12 pieces worldwide.
These foldable shelves by Raw Edges mix leather-covered aluminium and ash (the wood traditionally used on Louis Vuitton trunks) to form shapes inspired by origami boats. The shelves’ striking blue hue and streamlined design, easily call to mind the image of birds taking flight in open skies.
Designed by Dutch designer and art director Marcel Wanders, this diamond screen is a semi-transparent partition that references both the diamond shape of the Louis Vuitton’s classic monogram pattern and the casework once used in its trunks. The screen is customisable, and can be displayed suspended on its metal frame, or hung from the ceiling.
The chair features a beautifully angular gilded-steel frame wrapped in eight leather straps similar to those used on Louis Vuitton bags. The straps are held from side to side and back to front, to make up the seat and backrest, providing comfort and durability.