Renowned French fashion house Louis Vuitton staged a cinematic display of its Objets Nomades collection of furniture this month in the newly opened former Central Magistracy at the Tai Kwun complex, Central. Using scenography by designer Joyce Wang, the brand chose the occasion to mark its second consecutive showcasing of the collection in Hong Kong.
Launched in 2012, the Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades collection is a homage to Louis Vuitton's roots in making luggage trunks and other travel-related accessories
Making its debut was London-based design duo Raw Edges's playful and collapsible Dolls chair (with a seat in fabric or leather) and a shell that can be changed – combining the design house's interest in collapsible objects with Louis Vuitton's heritage and unparalleled savoir faire (pictured right). Inspired by culture and folk craft from around the world, the chair was first previewed in Hong Kong alongside the duo's previous creations such as the Concertinas shade, table and chair, before it is revealed at Fuorisalone at Salone Del Mobile in Milan in April.
The latest addition in this year's edition includes Swedish trio Atelier Oi's Serpentine glass table with criss-crossing walnut legs joined by fine leather straps, inspired by the complex, free-flowing movements of traditional dances; and Milan-based Atelier Biagetti's Anemona table with its undulating form inspired by the fluidity of the perpetual movement of the sea and the mysteries of its depths. Both tables were first unveiled in Design Miami in December last year.Launched in 2012, Objets Nomades, a homage to Louis Vuitton's roots in making luggage trunks and other travel-related accessories, is an ever-expanding, limited-edition furniture collection imagined by some of the world's most acclaimed designers, including Marcel Wanders, Patricia Urquiola, Humberto and Fernando Campana, and André Fu. It also features the Les Petits Nomades, a new collection of decorative objects from leading designers, with new items including Tokujin Yoshioka's Blossom vase, inspired by the maison's famous monogram pattern.
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