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Living with Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades

The French luxury goods titan extends its know-how in leather goods and design to a series of highly functional and innovative furniture.

May 26, 2016 | By Shatricia Nair

Here’s another way you can show your love for Louis Vuitton – its latest Objets Nomades collection is one you’ll want in your living space(s), not in your closets.

The exclusive range of foldable furniture and travel accessories have come a long way since the first presentation at Design Miami in 2012. This year, a total of 10 designers have joined Louis Vuitton’s line-up, including new names in the industry such as Raw Edges and established ones like Campana Brothers.

Keeping in mind the House’s special orders of the past, such as the iconic Bed Trunk or Wardrobe Trunk, the creative minds not only rethought the intuitiveness of common home goods but also covered them in the buttery-soft leather Louis Vuitton is known for. Here, we walk you through some of the ‘Objets’ on display at the Louis Vuitton Island Maison at Marina Bay Sands. This exhibition runs from now till June 30 2016.

Hammock by Atelier Oï

Hammock by Atelier Oi

If you’re going to kick back and relax on a cool summer’s day, might as well do it in absolute style. Inspired by Louis Vuitton’s savoir-faire in knitwear, Atelier Oï’s Hammock sees refined leather strips weaved to create a graceful web and reinforced by gilded rivets. Complete with a leather headrest, all you have to do is grab a cocktail of choice, and revel in the opulence of it all.

Concertina Table by Raw Edges

Concertina Table by Raw Edges

The entire Concertina range centers around Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay’s long-time interest in collapsible objects, and this table is no exception. The flower petal design is referenced from the House’s famous Monogram design, while its ash-wood legs is a stark contrast to the Nomad calfskin leather, giving the portable table what the designers call a “special presence”.

Ernest Bed by Gwenaël Nicolas

Ernest Bed by Gwenael Nicolas

Here’s something that would render sleeping bags irrelevant. Gwenaël Nicolas’ Ernest Bed is a roll-up leather-edged canvas mattress with a Nomade-leather pillow. Its sturdy oak structure and neutral colorway is inspired by Ernest Hemmingway’s African travels, and is frankly, too beautiful to use in the wild outdoors.

Cocoon by Brothers Campana

Cocoon by Campana

Like a protective shell, the Campana Brother’s Cocoon is created to provide comfort and reassurance from the outside world. The perforated pod utilizes the latest high-tech stereolithography – a form of 3D printing – which is then covered with calfskin leather outside, and quilted leather inside. Inside, the pod embraces with broadcloth-covered cushions while you sway gently in the breeze.

Lounge Chair by Marcel Wanders

Lounge Chair by Marcel Wanders (3)

Described as “an unfolding and portable oasis for relaxation”, Wanders’ thoughtful creation consists of three individual modules that create three distinct styles by way of leather straps – a chaise lounge, armchair or pouffe. The modules are manufactured in high-tech carbon fiber, which means that it is lightweight, sturdy and super portable. Rich, soft leather envelops the exterior, while suede lines the inside. Ardent fans of Louis Vuitton will appreciate the version in the House’s classic tan leather, while the bold will enjoy the “Ocean Drive Inspiration” version – an exclusive turquoise rendition inspired by Ocean Drive in South Beach, Miami.

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