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LOUIS VUITTON Objets Nomades

 - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners

LOUIS VUITTON Objets Nomades 2023

Since 2012, Louis Vuitton has invited renowned designers from around the world to imagine experimental and functional design objects for the Objets Nomades collection. 

From hammocks to folding stools, armchairs to furnishing screens, each limited edition project pushes the boundaries of leather craftsmanship to showcase the Maison's intricate craftsmanship and creative innovation.

The collection pays homage to Louis Vuitton special orders of the past, such as the iconic Malle-Lit created in 1874 for the French explorer Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, while celebrating the highly contemporary visions of a diverse group of international designers.

Some of the world's most famous designers have created Objets Nomades for Louis Vuitton, including India Mahdavi, Marcel Wanders, Patricia Urquiola, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Atelier Oï and many others.

Each Objet Nomade represents the meeting of a designer's artistic vision with the creative skills of Louis Vuitton artisans, bringing together distinct skills to create entirely new travel objects.

One of the most alluring attributes of Milan Design Week is the city of Milan itself, a place where a stone planter on a street corner or a petite door into a private courtyard quietly attract attention. As such, brands often tap into the city’s splendors and invite guests to step into the extraordinary. Epitomizing this pairing of design and destination, "Pavillon Nomad" is being presented by Louis Vuitton in the heart of the historic Palazzo Serbelloni as an accompaniment to the release of the prestigious brand’s new "Objets Nomades" pieces. Designed by the New York-based French architect Marc Fornes, also known as THEVERYMANY, the shimmering, organic structure is composed of more than 1,600 ultra-thin strips of anodized aluminum (with no two pieces exactly the same). The bulbous, metallic and coral-like creation even welcomes visitors to explore within.

When you enter, you can follow along the surface. You can read into it whatever you like. It’s not referential to anything but everyone reads something in it.” (Marc Fornes)

We were obviously there and took many photos and in this sense we invite you to visit the Gallery, as regards the technical descriptions, we relied on the Louis Vuitton website and that of the designers involved (which we invite you to visit) because unfortunately at the entrance there was no type of material provided, nor press releases or brochures…

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Gabriella Ruggieri for 1blog4u

 - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners

Capeline Lamp Suspension” by Marcel Wanders 

Marcel Wanders’ elegantly designed Capeline Lamps have three delightfully undulating aureoles of frosted glass inspired by and named after a type of wide-brimmed women’s hat. Available in a variety of different configurations and sizes, Capeline Lamps have a dimmable LED whose light is beautifully diffused by the flowing circles of glass.

 - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners

Binda armchair and Sofa” by Raw Edges 

The flowing, sharply honed lines of Raw Edges’ Binda sofa and armchair are subtly accentuated by the streamlined leather-covered back and the soft velvet of the welcoming seat, all perfectly complemented by the contrasting piping. Available in a wide array of colour combinations, Binda further explores the designers’ interest in transforming flat planes into three-dimensional objects, continuing the innovative lines of their Cosmic Table. Sculptural and gracefully imposing, Binda is a beautiful combination of the visually striking and the comfortably enveloping.

Basket Side Table and Basket Coffee Table” by Zanellato-Bortotto 

Zanellato-Bortotto’s Basket Table features horizontal bands of leather delicately woven into the visually striking honeycomb motifs of its metal base and beautifully crowned by a reflective enamelled lava stone top. An evolution of the design of Lantern, one of the Italian duo’s earlier Objets Nomades, Basket Table is offered in red-white or cream-white colourways as either a coffee table or taller side table and is suitable for outdoor use.


 - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners

Bulbo armchair” by Campana Brothers

Like a strange and wonderful tropical flower, the Campana Brothers’ Nest rises to envelop the sitter as if in an affectionate embrace. Each of its layered petals is lined with elegant Louis Vuitton leather on the outside and an inviting, warming fabric on the inside for absolute comfort. To stretch out or curl up in the Nest is to discover a haven that feels created for luxuriant well-being, generously spacious for one person, or cosy and loving for two.

Merengue pouffe” by Campana Brothers

Inspired by the piped swirls of meringues, the Merengue pouffe is composed of eight sections, each made of supple Louis Vuitton leather and a soft wool lining. These stunningly crafted and elegant petals create a beautiful swirl that is like an invitation to the eyes. Available in vibrant colours, the versatile Merengue brings a joyful touch of effervescence to any room and can be used as an addition to the Bulbo, the Campana Brothers’ tropical flower-like Objets Nomades chair.

 - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners

"Disco Cocoon" by Studio Fernando & Humberto Campana

To celebrate the first decade of the Objets Nomades, Fernando and Humberto Campana’s iconic Cocoon has been transformed into a remarkable artwork, available in a highly limited edition of eight. The original was among the first Objet Nomades ever released and for Disco Cocoon its trademark perforated shell and cushions have been covered with a mosaic of over 10,000 hand-positioned mirror tiles. The effect is a mesmerizing play of glittering light and delicate reflections.

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