Louis Vuitton showcased this year’s Objets Nomades collection in the beautiful setting of Palazzo Bocconi, Milan. With three new and renowned design studios added on the list of collaborations, the French fashion house expanded its Objets Nomades collection first presented during Design Miami 2012.
“The collection pays homage to the house’s special orders of the past – such as the iconic Bed Trunk or Wardrobe Trunk – and adds a defiantly contemporary spirit,” stated the officials of Louis Vuitton.
This year’s collaborations include three well-known designers: the Raw Edges, Gwenaël Nicolas and Damien Langlois-Meurinne, each of them coming up with a luxurious piece of furniture meant for traveling.
Raw Edges created the Concertina collection that features a chair, a lamp and a table, all three having a beautiful floral shape. “We loved the challenge of working on a collection of collapsible objects, with the focus on how to make them look large, surprising and with real presence when they are expanded,” said the Raw Edges designers regarding the collaboration with Louis Vuitton.
Inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s adventures in Africa, the designer Gwenaël Nicolas created two portable and luxurious items: the Ernest Bed and the Miller Lamp. Regarding the freedom in designing for the French brand, the Gwenaël Nicolas said that “the idea that the designer could propose the object he wanted to design: it’s a very personal and serious commitment”.
Other two new items were on display in Palazzo Bocconi: The Valet and The Totem Floral by Damien Langlois-Meurinne, carefully crafted objects based on the idea that “a designer is nothing without the savoir-faire of the artisans who bring his ideas and sketches to life”.
The Raw Edges, Gwenaël Nicolas and Damien Langlois-Meurinne are the new additions to the list of designers who already presented their “masterpieces” created for Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades: Campana Brothers, Patricia Urquiola, Barber & Osgerby, Nendo, Maarten Baas and Atelier Oï. The are 16 items in the collection, each of them on sale as prototypes or limited editions.
Photo credits: Louis Vuitton