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. 

 

 

louis vuitton: foldable furniture + travel accessories at design miamiconstance guisset’s ‘col de voyage’ – a petal-shaped neck cushion

 

 

 

louis vuitton: foldable furniture + travel accessories at design miami‘folding beach chair’ by maarten baas

 

 

louis vuitton: foldable furniture + travel accessories at design miamilouis vuitton objets nomades stool (folded) by atelier oi

 

 

louis vuitton: foldable furniture + travel accessories at design miamilouis vuitton objets nomades stool (unfolded)

 

 

louis vuitton: foldable furniture + travel accessories at design miamipatricia urquiola’s ‘swing chair’

 

 

 

louis vuitton: foldable furniture + travel accessories at design miami desk by christian liaigre (unfolded)

 

 

louis vuitton: foldable furniture + travel accessories at design miamiroll-out lamp by nendo

 

 

louis vuitton: foldable furniture + travel accessories at design miamisolar-powered ‘bell-lamp’ by edward barber and jay osgerby

 

 

 

 

louis vuitton: foldable furniture + travel accessories at design miamihammock by atelier oi

 

 

louis vuitton: foldable furniture + travel accessories at design miami

campana brothers’ ‘maracatu’ limited-edition hanging travel cabinet