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    On the Move: Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades Series

    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.

    rolled leather hammockPatrick Reyond, Armand Louis, Aurel Aebi

    1. Designer: Atelier Oï

    Product: Hammock

    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.


    Thierry GaugainO Handbag

    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.


    Bell Barber OsgerbyBarber Osgerby

    3. Designer: Barber Osgerby

    Product: Bell

    Standout: Classic meets contemporary in Jay Osgerby and Edward Barber’s lantern encasing a solar-powered LED in a leather-bound Murano glass diffuser.


    Clino CastelliLove seat

    4. Designer: Clino Castelli

    Product: Love

    Standout: Six layers of pressed sculpted leather joined with a puzzle hinge form a slightly inclined, and collapsible, seat—close contact is practically unavoidable.

    Col de VoyageConstance Guisset

    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.


    Christian LiaigreTravel

    6. Designer: Christian Liaigre

    Product: Travel

    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.


    SwingPatricia Urquiola

    7. Designer: Patricia Urquiola

    Product: Swing

    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.


    Maareten BasBeach

    8. Designer: Maarten Baas

    Product: Beach

    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.