Louis vuitton's 'Objets Nomades' Collection at Design Miami
Patricia Urquiola's 'Swing Chair'
French brand Louis Vuitton unveiled a new luxury collection 'objets nomades' at the temporary Louis Vuitton Miami design district store during Design Miami 2012 - a series of foldable furniture designs and travel accessories using Louis Vuitton's exclusive nomade leather.The company worked with a various designers such as Maarten Baas, Patricia Urquiola, Nendo's Oki Sato, Atelier Oi and Christian Liaigre to conceive 16 pieces - including hanging chairs, lamps, foldable furniture and travel accessories.
The designs naturally boast leather features, each one tailored specifically to accommodate the sophisticated globe-trotter. Atelier Oi's stool - fabricated from natural cowhide and synthetic lining - has a rigid outer membrane wrapped in soft Louis Vuitton nomade leather, and is capable of collapsing down to a portable suitcase. The foldable travel desk was first designed by Christian Liaigre in 1990 and has nowbeen re-visited through the collection using natural materials and simple shapes- featuring a stained and varnished maple wood frame and a table-top encased in the Louis Vuitton nomade leather. Patricia Urquiola designed a back thatcan transform into a stool, as well as a hanging 'swing chair'. The collection combined the skills of heavy-weight creatives in the industry to elegantly equip therefined traveler in classic Louis Vuitton style.
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