During Milan Design Week 2023, Louis Vuitton will present 11 new Objets Nomades created by Atelier Oï, Raw Edges, Atelier Biagetti, Marcel Wanders, Zanellato/Bortotto, Studio Louis Vuitton and Studio Campana. On the same occasion, the Maison will present the Cabinet of Curiosities by Marc Newson, an elegant reworking of the traditional Louis Vuitton trunk by the internationally renowned Australian designer. Finally, as per tradition, the Palazzo’s courtyard will host the Nomadic Pavilion, an intriguing and irresistible structure, designed by the French architect Marc Fornes.
Since its debut in 2012, the Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades collection, made up of creative and functional furniture and objects, has grown to over 60 pieces signed by an ever-growing number of celebrated international designers. The 11 new Objets presented at this year’s Milan Design Week will be exhibited in a specially set up space in the historic Palazzo Serbelloni. Partner of Objets Nomades since the debut of the collection, the Atelier Oï studio will present four new objects: Chandelier, a 1.2-metre-high sculpture in leather and light, made up of 36 twisting two-tone straps for a total of 145 meters in length, that create volume and take shape thanks to champagne-colored metal circles. Quetzal is a large decorative object, an elegant expression of the idea of flight thanks to its plumage made up of lively flaps of skin.
The Piva pendant lamp, an ode to the beauty of light and ever-changing color, is composed of 57 frosted glass elements interspersed with a series of two-tone leather “feathers”. Finally, Origami Bowls are practical and simply ingenious objects of art, each of which is made from a single piece of leather cleverly folded to create a changing three-dimensional shape. The London designers Raw Edges have thought of the two Binda seats, sculptural and imposing elements; their design, inspired by the curved lines of a tennis ball, has a surprising rounded angularity, accentuated by the brilliance of the glossy leather and enveloping seats in soft velvet.
The Flower Tower lamp by Atelier Biagetti is a column of 15 flower-shaped glass bubbles, creative and sparkling, which echo Louis Vuitton’s iconic Monogram and seem to float magically when lit. Thanks to the three wavy frosted glass haloes, the Capeline lamp by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders creates a mirror of delicately diffused light. Basket Table by Italian designers Zanellato/Bortotto has three horizontal bands of leather woven into a honeycomb metal base, dominated by a glazed and reflective lava stone top. The Flower Carafe and the Twist Glass by Studio Louis Vuitton are handcrafted by Venetian artisans and feature fluid shapes that develop into a spiral with a Monogram flower-shaped base. The new Bookends designed by Studio Louis Vuitton in marble and aluminum are made to be combined with each other. Finally, the now famous Cocoon chair by Campana will be presented in a brand new Disco Ball edition, covered with a surprising silver mirror mosaic, while the Bomboca sofa by the Brazilian designers has been transformed into a dazzling sculpture with a metallic effect.
Finally, Palazzo Serbelloni will host another important Louis Vuitton world premiere during Design Week: the intriguing Cabinet of Curiosities by Marc Newson, which transforms a rigid Louis Vuitton travel trunk into an elegant space for storing the most precious objects. The latest collaboration between the Maison and the acclaimed Australian industrial designer, after the Pégase and Horizon luggage lines, the new trunk has a classic Monogram canvas lining and contains 19 leather-covered metal cubes, 8 of which have doors and secret compartments, the perfect place to hide your dearest items.