Since 2012, the Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades collection, consisting of ingenious, creative furnishings and functional objects, has expanded to accommodate the creations of an ever-growing number of famous names in international design. Inspired by the “Art of Travel”, the Maison’s heritage for over 160 years and a reinterpretation of its essential spirit, each Objet Nomade is the expression of a unique combination of designers’ creativity and Louis Vuitton’s unparalleled savoir-faire.
The new objects will be the protagonists of the fifth edition of the exhibition to celebrate the ten years of the “Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades” collection in Milan, on the occasion of Design Week 2022, in the Garage Traversi space, an admirable example of rationalist architecture and a historic place for the Milanese tradition , designed by the architect Giuseppe de Min, who after twenty years of inactivity, is returned to the city of Milan completely renovated.
Among the novelties, the Merengue pouf by the Campana brothers in three colors together with Aguacade, an ultra-colorful and modular screen; the Petal Chair by the Marcel Wanders studio with its organic structure similar to a tree; the Cosmic Table by Raw Edges with its innovative carbon fiber base and glass top similar to ice; the Totem Lumineux by Studio Louis Vuitton, an elegant tower of colored Murano glass spheres; the new seats in precious leather Belt Stool and Belt Lounge Chair by Atelier Oï; the Signature Armchair & Sofa, with graceful and fluid arches, inspired by terraced fields in China and desert rock formations in the USA, designed by Frank Chou, the latest designer to join the Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades project, are also the the first ones specifically designed for outdoor furniture and are upholstered in a bright colored “Brio” fabric from the Italian brand Paola Lenti.
To celebrate Louis Vuitton’s Art de Vivre, Atelier Oï’s delightful leather Origami flowers will also be displayed in the Louis Vuitton flower kiosk in the heart of Milan, and a few steps away the newsstand will display the City Guide, Travel Book necklaces. and Fashion Eye published by the Maison.
As part of the traditional search for nomadic architecture, which characterized the previous editions of Milan Design Week, Louis Vuitton exhibits, for the first time in Milan, in Piazza San Babila, the Nova House, a nomadic micro architecture designed in 1972 by architects Michel Hudrisier and M. Roma for Studio Rochel. Published in very few examples, this innovative modular accommodation is emblematic of the perspective architecture of the 1970s. The Nova House is shaped like a bubble covered with an aluminum shell. The structure of the arches is made of galvanized steel tubes, bolted to a base. The outer shell is made up of 180 aluminum blades, specially patented for the project, which follow the ovoid shape of the structure. The nomadic architectures that Louis Vuitton presented during the previous exhibitions are the Temporary Paper Structure by Shigeru Ban (2019), the Hexacube by George Candilis (2018), the Futuro House by Matti Suuronen (2017) and La Maison au Bord de L’Eau by Charlotte Perriand (2015).
Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades
Open to the public with free admission
June 7, from 2.00pm to 6.00pm
from 8 to 12 June, from 10.00 to 20.00
Garage Traversi – Via Bagutta 2, Milan