milan design week 2017: in 2012, french fashion company louis vuitton started their ‘objets nomades collection’, with the idea of keeping alive their long tradition of traveling objects. in order to create the set comprised of 25 pieces, they have collaborated with renowned designers from around the world, bringing together the company’s artisans with the ideas of the creatives, mixing their know-how with experimentation. first presented during design miami/ 2016, two new items were added to the collection, including japanese designer tokujin yoshioka’s ‘blossom stool’.

tokujin yoshioka blossom stool louis vuitton designboom
the ‘blossom stool’ is available in gold metal and leather/wood

 

 

to create the ‘blossom stool’ for louis vuitton, tokujin yoshioka took the company’s petal monogram and translated it into a symbolic piece representing the motion of blooming petals that transform into a bud. the seating object reflects on louis vuitton’s craftsmanship with wood and leather, featuring the techniques they have been cultivating throughout their long history. through its clean and clever design, the art object communicates an iconic message and travels beyond times, projecting not only the history but also the future of louis vuitton.

tokujin yoshioka blossom stool louis vuitton designboom
the sculptural piece folds like an origami flower

tokujin yoshioka blossom stool louis vuitton designboom
louis vuitton’s petal monogram inspired the design of the stool

tokujin yoshioka blossom stool louis vuitton designboom
the stool reflects on the company’s wood and leather craftsmanship

tokujin yoshioka blossom stool louis vuitton designboom
it projects the history and future of louis vuitton

tokujin yoshioka blossom stool louis vuitton designboom
the ‘blossom stool’ by tokujin yoshioka is part of louis vuitton’s ‘objects nomads’ collection

tokujin yoshioka blossom stool louis vuitton designboom
the design translates the company’s petal monogram into a symbolic piece 

tokujin yoshioka blossom stool louis vuitton designboom
the motion is represented through the blooming petals

tokujin yoshioka blossom stool louis vuitton designboom
the petals transform into a bud

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