Since their debut in 2012, the Objets Nomades Louis Vuitton have become a complete collection of forty-five wonderfully made objects. The latest news, ten pieces in collaboration with internationally renowned designers, are presented in Milan, in the splendid setting of Palazzo Serbelloni, during the Fuorisalone 2019.
This year, the Louis Vuitton Collection of objects inspired by travel welcomes two new design studios: Atelier Biagetti and Zanellato / Bortotto. The Milanese Biagetti atelier has created Anemona, a precious dining table with glass top and wavy base covered in soft natural Louis Vuitton leather on the outside and contrasting blue enamel on the inside. The Italian duo Zanellato / Bortotto makes its debut with Mandala Screen, a screen composed of three modular parts, in a sophisticated weaving of precious Louis Vuitton leather. Inspired by nomadic craftsmanship, the screen is made in colors with delicate shades that recall the Venetian lagoon at sunset.
The Objets Collection Nomades, in continuous growth, is also enriched by a selection of creative and poetic works created by the designers who are already part of the Objets Nomades project. The Campana brothers have imagined Bulbo, a welcoming seat that wraps its guests in a tropical flower similar to a cocoon in leather and soft fabric. The Serpentine dining table by Atelier Oï is a game of weights and tensions between the crossed legs in walnut, held together by finely crafted Louis Vuitton blue leather straps. Doll by Raw Edges are joyful, playful and infinitely customizable that, like the traditional Louis Vuitton trunks, can be hand painted with special designs. Marcel Wanders enriches the Collection with four new objects: the eye-catching couple Diamond Sofa and Armchair in upholstered woven ash Leather; Venice, a lamp inspired by traditional Venetian lanterns and Diamond Vase, a vase made of red Murano glass, hand-blown, suspended and protected by leather straps. India Mahdavi created the Talisman lacquered tray, with the his drawing of the “benevolent eye”, while Tokujin Yoshioka presents Blossom Vase, a vase inspired by the famous motif of the Monogram flower, made of handmade Murano glass.
In addition to the Objets Nomades, during the Fuorisalone Louis Vuitton presents Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Paper Structure at Palazzo Serbelloni. The winning architect of Pritzker Architecture and Louis Vuitton collaborated in 2006 for the Icônes exhibition, for which the architect created a dome structure inspired by the Papillon bag, positioned on the terrace of the Maison on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. Originally, Ban designed the Temporary Paper Structure in 2004 as an office located on the roof of the Pompidou Center in Paris. Unique modular construction, it perfectly demonstrates the techniques and ingenuity that are the architect’s mark, in particular the use of structural tubes made of recycled paper. Temporary Paper Structure, which will be exhibited in the courtyard of the building, joins the nomadic architecture that Louis Vuitton presented during the exhibitions: Hexacube by George Candilis (2018), Futuro House by Matti Suuronen (2017) and La Maison au Bord de l ‘Eau by Charlotte Perriand (2015). Since 2012, the Objets Nomades Collection keeps alive the long tradition of Louis Vuitton in creating wonderful travel items. Some of the most famous designers in the world have imagined surprising objects inspired by the journey, which were then made thanks to the famous Louis Vuitton savoir-faire.
The limited editions and experimental prototypes that make up the Objets Nomades Collection pay tribute to the Louis Vuitton Special Orders, such as the iconic Baule Bed, made in 1874 for the French explorer Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, adding a spirit of contemporary challenge, thanks to the creativity of designers from all over the world: Atelier Oï, Maarten Baas, Barber and Osgerby, Campana Brothers, André Fu, Damien Langlois-Meurinne, Nendo, Gwenaël Nicolas, Raw Edges, Patricia Urquiola, Marcel Wanders, India Mahdavi, Tokujin Yoshioka and this year Atelier Biagetti and Zanellato / Bortotto.
For over 160 years Louis Vuitton has been exploring new territories and travel ideas, and the Objets Nomades Collection is proof that the Maison has not lost its spirit of adventure.
Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades
Corso Venezia 16, Milan
9 and 10 April from 11.00 to 20.00
from 11 to 14 April from 10.00 to 20.00