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This year one of the most relevant exhibitions that took place during Milan Design Week was 2018’s edition of Objects Nomades by Louis Vuitton. This was the sixth edition of an event that captures the attention and imagination of several design lovers every year.
The exposition, which is now taking place at the Louis Vuitton Miami Design District boutique, during Design Miami, was previously exhibited at Palazzo Bocconi in Milan, in April of 2018.
Palazzo Bocconi was undoubtedly a very clever choice for this event, not only due to the historical value of the building (with Baroque interiors of Milan’s 19th-century as a great example of this timeless beauty) but also because of the unique atmospheres set up. One room was decorated with pink balloons throughout the ceiling, another had a set of mirrors lined with lamps, and another had a simple yet effective decoration of paper flowers.
The highlight of this event, aside from the new yearly furniture and lighting pieces, was the launch of a collection which was a first for the brand: we are talking about several decorative leather objects for house decoration, a collection called Les Petites Nomades.
Among the names that contributed to this unique accomplishment were Atelier Oï, Humberto & Fernando Campana, Marcel Wanders, and Patricia Urquiola. Some of these objects include a vase crafted with several leather-covered metal petals, a cushion embellished with a folded leather pattern and a Diamond Mirror by Marcel Wonders, available in small and larger sizes.
But when it comes to furniture one of the two highlights Milan’s exposition was The Ribbon Dance Chair by Andre Fu. The designer, who worked with Louis Vuitton for the first time in this project, inspired himself in the movements of traditional Asia dances. Hence the curves that define this unique looking chair.
The other centerpiece is the Bomboca Sofa by Fernando & Humberto Campana (aka The Campana Brothers). The version exposed had the colors fuchsia and blue prevalent, however, another version of this chair in fuchsia calfskin leather is also available.