Louis Vuitton debuts Les Petits Nomades
Louis Vuitton has debuted its Les Petits Nomades collection of decorative leather objects for the home, presented in a city palazzo during Milan Design Week.
Contributing to the Les Petits Nomades collection are Atelier Oi, Humberto & Fernando Campana, Marcel Wanders and Patricia Urquiola.
The collection was launched alongside four additions to the French fashion house’s travel-inspired furniture and lighting collection, Objets Nomades. The pieces were all presented at an exhibition within the Baroque interiors of Milan’s 19th-century Palazzo Bocconi.
Displays included a room with pink balloons covering the ceiling, a dark corridor of mirrors lined with glowing lamps, and a grand hallway strung with hundreds of leather flowers, reports DeZeen.
Objects include a vase crafted from 176 two-tone, leather-covered metal petals, created by Humberto & Fernando Campana, while Swiss design studio Atelier Oi contributed 15 leather origami flowers.
Making his debut with Louis Vuitton, Andre Fu has introduced a two-person “conversation” chair with swooping leather-wrapped wooden arms. The chair’s curved shape is inspired by the movements of traditional Asian ribbon dances.
Louis Vuitton also showcases artworks inspired by vintage travel posters, each featuring a designer’s objects and home city.
First created in 2012, the Objets Nomades collection is a series featuring travel-inspired furniture and lighting. Objects range from hammocks to deckchairs and portable lamps.