Contemporary design: Louis Vuitton "Objets Nomades"

Lamp by Nendo
Inspired by a sheet of leather he saw at Louis Vuitton’s Asnières workshops, Oki Sato of design studio Nendo created his Lamp: a leather shade backlit by LED bulbs, which disguises its craft in a cloak of apparent simplicity.

Stepping outside the rhythm of seasons, the collection has been growing – and will continue to grow – organically, mirroring the House’s journey and the new or established designers it meets along the way. The Objets Nomades are about turning chance encounters and moments of serendipity into pieces of original design. The line currently counts 16 travel-inspired objects, a mixture of foldable furniture and travel accessories, all in noble materials and made as unique pieces, limited editions or experimental prototypes.

From a hammock to a foldable stool in precious “Nomade” leather, a travel desk to a Maracatu, Objets Nomades pay homage to the House’s special orders of the past – such as the iconic Bed-Trunk or Stokowski Trunk – and add a defiantly contemporary spirit. Sharing a sense of instinctiveness, desire and pleasure the Objets Nomades continue Louis Vuitton’s tradition of offering its customers new visions of how to travel.

Swing Chair by Patricia Urquiola 
Swing Chair is a handbag-inspired design of two large, leather-covered metallic “handles” holding up a welcoming woven mesh.

Beach Chair by Maarten Baas 
Folded Maarten Baas’s Beach Chair looks like an attaché-case; opened up its woven cotton straps provide the perfect seat for watching the waves in comfort.

Stool by Patricia Urquiola 
Inspired by the Louis Vuitton Monogram flower pattern, Patricia Urquiola’s Stool unfolds like the corolla of a flower and can be carried like a handbag.

Bag Hanger by Perrine Desmons
Perrine Desmons reinterpreted the House’s celebrated padlock to create a clever accessory for nomads: a hook to hang your precious bag from a table and so keep it safe.

The Lovebench by Clino Castelli 
Clino Castelli’s Lovebench is made of leather sheets sculpted to make the intimate more elegant.

Travel Desk by Christian Liaigre 
Christian Liaigre’s travel desk has a maple frame and a Nomade leather top: easy to carry, delicate in its forms, solid in use.

The Hammock by Atelier Oï 
Atelier Oï has created a hammock in a special and supple Louis Vuitton leather and gold-plated fixtures, to reinvent the art of sophisticated relaxation.