It’s that time of the year, the time when all of us design lovers cry with joy because it’s Milan Design Week. This year Louis Vuitton presents another round of stunning new pieces, eleven to be exact, for their Objets Nomades presentation, as well as a unique creation in the form of the Cabinet of Curiosities, and, finally, a stunning nomadic pavilion by Marc Fornes.
Since its creation in 2012, the Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades collection of inventive and functional furniture and objects has grown to over 60 pieces created by a wide selection of renowned international designers. The 11 new Objets by Atelier Oï, Raw Edges, Atelier Biagetti, Marcel Wanders, Zanellato/Bortotto, Studio Louis Vuitton, and Campana will be exhibited in a specially designed space in the historic Palazzo Serbelloni
In addition to the new Objets, the Maison has also launched the Cabinet of Curiosities, a reworking of the classic Louis Vuitton trunk by internationally renowned Australian industrial designer Marc Newson. After his Pégase and Horizon luggage lines, the new, specially designed trunk, the first ever produced by the Maison to open at 180º, is packed with 19 metal, leather-covered cubes, including 8 with doors and secret compartments for valuables.
Finally, Louis Vuitton will also show Marc Fornes’ nomadic pavilion, an ultra-thin coral-like structure resembling a living entity organically bubbling up from the palazzo’s courtyard. The structure comprises over 1600 uniquely shaped and patterned anodized aluminum sheets, some as thin as 1 millimetre. The specially created, ultra-thin pavilion is the latest vision of nomadic architecture to be presented by the Maison in Milan. Following works by Charlotte Perriand (2015), Matti Suuronen (2017), George Candilis (2018), Shigeru Ban (2019), and last year’s Nova House.
If you are in Milan be sure to visit!