handbags by patricia urquiola transform into stools from louis vuitton’s ‘objets nomades’ collection released at design miami
french brand louis vuitton unveiled a new luxury collection ‘objets nomades’ at the temporary louis vuitton miami design district store during design miami 2012 –
a series of foldable furniture designs and travel accessories using louis vuitton’s exclusive nomade leather.
the company worked with a various designers such as maarten baas, patricia urquiola, nendo’s oki sato, atelier oi and christian liaigre to conceive 16 pieces –
including hanging chairs, lamps, foldable furniture and travel accessories. the designs naturally boast leather features,
each one tailored specifically to accommodate the sophisticated globe-trotter. atelier oi’s stool – fabricated from natural cowhide and synthetic lining –
has a rigid outer membrane wrapped in soft louis vuitton nomade leather, and is capable of collapsing down to a portable suitcase.
the foldable travel desk was first designed by christian liaigre in 1990 and has nowbeen re-visited through the collection using natural materials and simple shapes
- featuring a stained and varnished maple wood frame and a table-top encased in the louis vuitton nomade leather. patricia urquiola designed a back that
can transform into a stool, as well as a hanging ‘swing chair’. the collection combined the skills of heavy-weight creatives in the industry to elegantly equip the
refined traveler in classic louis vuitton style.
constance guisset’s ‘col de voyage’ – a petal-shaped neck cushion
‘folding beach chair’ by maarten baas
louis vuitton objets nomades stool (folded) by atelier oi
louis vuitton objets nomades stool (unfolded)
patricia urquiola’s ‘swing chair’
desk by christian liaigre (unfolded)
roll-out lamp by nendo
solar-powered ‘bell-lamp’ by edward barber and jay osgerby
hammock by atelier oi
campana brothers’ ‘maracatu’ limited-edition hanging travel cabinet