louis vuitton commissions projects for objets nomades 2015
 
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apr 17, 2015

louis vuitton commissions projects for objets nomades 2015

louis vuitton commissions new projects for objets nomades 2015
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louis vuitton has commissioned new pieces for its ‘objets nomades’ collection. a project which started back in 2012 (see designboom’s coverage of its launch here), ‘objets nomades’ invites international designers to envision foldable furniture and travel accessories that express the french luxury brand’s signature style and aesthetic.

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‘cocoon’ by fernando and humberto campana
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presented within the palazzo bocconi during milan design week 2015, the ‘objets nomades’ range now includes 16 piecesfrom a hammock to a folding stool to a solar powered lamp — all of which are sold in limited editions or experimental prototypes. the historic palace offers the ideal backdrop in which to showcase the designs, each of which encompasses and speaks of nobility through its materiality and detailing; paying homage to louis vuitton’s special orders of the past (such as the bed trunk or wardrobe trunk), injected with a contemporary spirit.

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‘ernest bed’ by gwenaël nicolas
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louis vuitton has been known for its luxury, functionality and innovation since the mid-19th century, having from the start, anticipated fashion, while keeping pace with the constantly evolving lifestyle. encounters between the house’s know-how, and renowned designers has given louis vuitton the occasion to develop new shapes and utilize new materials, as seen with the ‘objets nomades’ family, becoming references in the design world.

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the ‘ernest bed’ sits on a vaulted wooden framework
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international creatives atelier oï, barber & osgerby, campana brothers, damien langlois-meurinne, gwenaël nicolas, maarten baas, nendo, patricia urquiola, and raw edges, have contributed to ‘objets nomades’ sharing and expressing a sense of intuitiveness, desire and pleasure; continuing louis vuitton’s tradition of offering influential and surprising designs from all over the world. fine materials, the plasticity of forms, carefully balanced proportions, the complexity of craftsmanship, close attention to details — these are what define louis vuitton and the artisanal expertise for which it is known. individually, each ‘objets nomades’ forms its own fabric, along with an enhancement — be it foldable, modular or portable — demanding meticulous craftsmanship and a particular aesthetic rigor, while delivering functionality and practicality.

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‘concertina chair’ by raw edges
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the ‘concertina chair’ is made from a fan of leather upholstered cushions
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‘concertina chair + table’ by raw edges with ‘bell lamp’ by barber & osgerby
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the ‘objets nomades’ are set within exotic landscapes as seen here with ‘hammock’ and ‘stool’ by atelier oï
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‘beach chair special edition’ by maarten baas
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installation view of atelier oï’s ‘stool’ within the palazzo bocconi
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‘marcatu’ by fernando and humberto campana suspended from decorated ceiling of the palazzo bocconi
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‘surface lamp’ by nendo
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