louis vuitton: foldable furniture + travel accessories at design miami louis vuitton: foldable furniture + travel accessories at design miami
dec 07, 2012

louis vuitton: foldable furniture + travel accessories at design miami

 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 baaspatricia 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 thatcan 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 therefined 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

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