Design travel: the new Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades
An undulating table, cool chairs that reminded us of some tropical setups, sofas with soft lines like flowers: the new Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades showed this year at Milan Fuorisalone 2019 are just perfect to dream of.
This year, Louis Vuitton’s collection of travel-inspired objects welcomed two new design studios: Atelier Biagetti and Zanellato/Bortotto. Milan-based Atelier Biagetti has created Anemona, glass-topped dining table whose undulating base is covered with soft beige leather on the outside and contrasting deep-blue Louis Vuitton lacquer on the inside.
Italian duo Zanellato/Bortotto makes its debut with Mandala, a tripartite screen of intricately woven leather inspired by nomadic craftmanship, in gently rippling colours reminiscent of the Venetian lagoon at sunset.
The 45 experimental objects that make up the Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades collection pay homage to the House’s special orders of the past – such as the iconic Bed Trunk produced in 1874 for French explorer Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza – and add the defiantly contemporary visions of creative designers from around the world: the Campana Brothers, Atelier Oï, Maarten Baas, Barber & Osgerby, Damien Langlois-Meurinne, Raw Edges, Marcel Wanders, Tokujin Yoshioka, Nendo, Gwenaël Nicolas, India Mahdavi, André Fu, Patricia Urquiola, and, most recently, Atelier Biagetti and Zanellato/Bortotto.
Since its launch in 2012, Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades has grown into a complete collection of forty-five carefully crafted Objets. The latest additions – ten new pieces in collaboration with internationally renowned designers – were exclusively presented at the Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan during Fuorisalone 2019.
Photography: Stephane Muratet / Louis Vuitton Malletier