A swinging cocoon chair by the Campana brothers and seats made from leather petals by Raw Edges are among the contributions to a collection of portable furnishings for French fashion house Louis Vuitton. Louis Vuitton has expanded its Objet Nomades collection, which launched during Design Miami 2012, to include 16 furniture items designed for travellers.
The French designer Charlotte Perriand’s diminutive, though no less fetching, seaside house was installed in the courtyard of Palazzo Bocconi, where Louis Vuitton presented its latest collection of Objets Nomades, which this time around included charming plant stands by Damien Langlois-Meurinne and a lounge chair that looked ready to walk away on centipede-like legs by Gwenael Nicolas.
The French fashion house commissioned designers including Patricia Urquiola, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Barber & Osgerby, Nendo and Raw Edges to create items for the Objets Nomades collection, which are sold in limited-edition runs or as prototypes. Seven additions to the collection were unveiled.
“The collection pays homage to the house’s special orders of the past – such as the iconic Bed Trunk or Wardrobe Trunk – and adds a defiantly contemporary spirit,” said a statement from Louis Vuitton.
Concertina Chair by London studio Raw Edges features a seat and backrest made up of segments of padded orange calfskin. The flower-like arrangement rests on a frame made from pale ash wood, which can be folded flat for transportation. The studio also applied this same folding mechanism to a table and lamp shade.