At this year’s Salone del Mobile, an imaginative take on the theme of travel, Louis Vuitton’s ongoing Objets Nomades project harnesses contemporary design talent while nodding to the spirit of adventurers past
While the house once equipped Italian-French explorer Pierre Savorgnan de Brazzà with a trunk for a 19th-century African foray, Objets Nomades offers an altogether more conceptual approach, exploring travel through ingenious designs, from foldable seats to lanterns and hammocks
The latest additions, unveiled in Milan, include a bulbous sofa by the Campana brothers, inspired by Botticelli’s shell for his Venus
...a side table by India Mahdavi (foreground), using marquetry techniques...
and a dreamy swing seat by Atelier Oï that folds away – when the modern nomad is ready to pack up their tent
Clockwise from left, ‘Swing Boat’, foldable seat made of wood, leather and brass, and ‘Twist’ lamp, with twisted leather straps, by Atelier Oï. ‘Bombola’ sofa, named after the sweets served at weddings and children’s parties in Brazil. This comprises eight removable cushions in a leather shell, by Fernando & Humberto Campana. ‘Paravent’, referencing Louis Vuitton’s monogram pattern and the canework used in the brand’s trunks, by Marcel Wanders. ‘Talisman’ table, made using leather marquetry techniques, by India Mahdavi. ‘Blossom’ stool in wood and leather, inspired by the house’s monogram flower, by Tokujin Yoshioka. Photography: Benjamin Schmuck. As originally featured in the May 2017 issue of Wallpaper* (W*218)
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