Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades series challenges 11 A-list firms to discover the art of travel by conceiving 16 mobile-minded furnishings and accessories, all in limited editions.
1. Designer: Atelier Oï
Standout: Partners Armand Louis, Patrick Reymond, and Aurel Aebi’s hanging bed is woven from leather and reinforced with gilded rivets — and rolls up into a slender cylinder.
2. Designer: Thierry Gaugain
Product: O Handbag
Standout: An aluminum ring fitted with OLEDs dangles from braided leather, which can attach to—and illuminate the dark recesses of—any purse or tote.
3. Designer: Barber Osgerby
Standout: Classic meets contemporary in Jay Osgerby and Edward Barber’s lantern encasing a solar-powered LED in a leather-bound Murano glass diffuser.
4. Designer: Clino Castelli
Standout: Six layers of pressed sculpted leather joined with a puzzle hinge form a slightly inclined, and collapsible, seat—close contact is practically unavoidable.
5. Designer: Constance Guisset
Product: Col de Voyage
Standout: Practically worthy of being a fashion accessory, this neck pillow’s tiered cushions are covered in cotton in a palette of sophisticated neutrals.
6. Designer: Christian Liaigre
Standout: A leather handle and straps and a folding top and legs make the maple-framed desk, measuring 22 by 29 by 35 inches when open, portable.
7. Designer: Patricia Urquiola
Standout: Gold-plated hooks and PVC-polyester fasteners attach to a steel support bar at one end, and to woven polyester mesh cradling leather-upholstered cushions at the other.
8. Designer: Maarten Baas
Standout: A resin-covered clay frame supports the cotton-strap seat and back; when closed, the chair resembles a square attaché case, complete with leather handles.
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