Since its launch in 2012, Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades has grown into a complete collection of forty-five carefully crafted Objets. The latest additions – ten new pieces in collaboration with internationally renowned designers – were recently presented at the Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan during Fuorisalone 2019.
This year, Louis Vuitton’s collection of travel-inspired objects welcomes two new design studios: Atelier Biagetti and Zanellato/Bortotto.
Milan-based Atelier Biagetti has created Anemona, glass-topped dining table whose undulating base is covered with soft beige leather on the outside and contrasting deep-blue Louis Vuitton lacquer on the inside. Italian duo Zanellato/Bortotto makes its debut with Mandala, a tripartite screen of intricately woven leather inspired by nomadic craftsmanship, in gently rippling colors reminiscent of the Venetian lagoon at sunset.
The constantly growing collection is also enriched with a new selection of inventive, poetic work from established Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades designers. The Campana Brothers, Atelier Oï, Marcel Wanders, India Mahdavi and Tokujin Yoshioka have all presented new designs.
Alongside the Objets Nomades the famed House presented Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Paper Structure during Fuorisalone. The Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect and the House previously collaborated in 2006 for the Icônes exhibition when he created a domed structure inspired by the Papillon bag at the Maison Champs-Elysées in Paris.
Ban originally designed Temporary Paper Structure in 2004 as an office to sit atop the Centre Pompidou in Paris. A unique modular construction, it perfectly demonstrates the architect’s trademark techniques and ingenuity, particularly its use of structural tubes made of recycled paper.
The forty-five experimental objects that make up the Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades collection pay homage to the House’s special orders of the past – such as the iconic Bed Trunk produced in 1874 for French explorer Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza – and add the defiantly contemporary visions of creative designers from around the world.