Louis Vuitton‘s imperious homewear line Objets Nomades has expanded to a total of 45 hand-crafted, sculptural wonders thanks to the most recent contributions from two new design studios: Atelier Biagetti and Zanellato/Bortotto, which will be exclusively exhibited at the Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan during this year’s Fuorisalone.
From Milan-based design studio Biagetti comes Anemona, a glass topped dining table whose base is wrapped in a layer of beige leather. Zanellato/Borlotto meanwhile, hailing from the northern city of Treviso, make their Objets Nomades debut with Mandala, a triptych of screens that resemble dream-catchers in their hypnotic pattern of woven leather.
Elsewhere, veterans of the line have returned with playful reinterpretations of existing products or updated takes on previously explored themes. The Campana Brothers for instance, makers of luxury sofas that slot together from constituent pieces, have returned with Bulbo. This throne-like seat cocoons an individual sitter in what looks like a tropical flower, engulfed in a plume of yellow petals. Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, whose previous works for Vuitton include the deconstructable Chaise Longue, has returned with three new Objets: first is the Diamond Sofa and Armchair pairing (an extension of his previous Diamond Mirror), Venezia, a lamp inspired by traditional Venetian lanterns and Diamond Vase, made of handblown Murano glass and suspended in leather straps.
Alongside their presentation of Objets at the Palazzo Serbelloni, Vuitton will present Temporary Paper Structure, conceived in collaboration with Pritzker Architecture Prize-winner Shigeru Ban. The House has previously collaborated with the architect for the Icônes exhibition in 2006, for which Ban created a domed structure inspired by Vuitton’s iconic Papillion bag. For this year’s Salone del Mobile, he is revisiting the structure he originally designed to sit atop the Centre Pompidou in Paris back in 2004. Situtated in the palazzo’s courtyard, Ban becomes the latest architect to contribute towards Vuitton’s holistic vision, following work by Goerge Candilis (2018), Matti Suuronen (2017) and Charlotte Perriand (2015).
Salone del Mobile is on until April 14th 2019