7 Seats Using Minimal Natural Materials
Minimal natural materials pack a punch.   1. River and ...
10 Questions With... Alex Michaelis
  From its humble beginnings in a converted loft, Alex ...
24 K&B Products Look to the Future
Straight or curved? Nella Vetrina asks that question with two ...
3 Trends in Biomimicry
Just imagine a future where self-healing concrete not only saves ...
Big-Game, Daniel Rybakken Win Debut Hublot Prize for Designers Under 40
Colour lamp by Daniel Rybakken, available through Ligne Roset.   ...




Weekly Poll
Designers: do you use Periscope and/or Meerkat?

    Calendar Upcoming Events
    Nov 28
    East Hampton, NY, United States

    2015 East Hampton House Tour

    Dec 01
    Miami , FL, United States

    Design Miami

    Dec 01
    Miami Beach, FL

    PULSE Miami Beach: Contemporary Art Fair

    Dec 02
    Toronto, Canada

    IIDA Leaders Breakfast Toronto 2015

    Dec 02
    New York, NY, United States

    Interior Design Hall of Fame Awards Gala

    Close Search by date

    or See All Upcoming Events


    Fashion and Interiors: Atelier Oï for Louis Vuitton

    “The process was quite long, but very interesting," says Patrick Reymond, co-founder of Atelier Oï, of his architecture and design firm’s recent collaboration with fashion house Louis Vuitton.

    It was nearly four years from their first meeting to the presentation of a hammock and a stool (both leather, both collapsible) at Art Basel, where Louis Vuitton unveiled the 16-piece collection Objets Nomades, spanning architect and interior designer-created travel accessories. Reymond says his firm's contribution, including a stool that doubles as a bag, was "inspired by Louis Vuitton's techniques, to see how they build a case, the rigid parts of the leather, to find a structure in that."

    The 11 firms enlisted by Louis Vuitton also include the likes of Patricia Urquiola and Christian Liaigre. Not to mention, Louis Vuitton has called upon an international pantheon of architects to design its stores, including Jun Aoki, Christian de Portzamparc and Peter Marino.

    “You must learn from the philosophy of the brand,” says Reymond, whose firm has designed retail spaces for Van Cleefs & Arpels and Swatch, perfume bottles for Bulgari, and light fixtures for many clients. “Then you can go from bathroom bottle to building to furniture.” They make it sound so easy.

    Fashion and Interiors: Jean Paul Gaultier for Lelievre
    Fashion and Interiors: Antonio Citterio for Hermès 
    Fashion and Interiors: Lindy Donnelly