In this year’s edition of Design Miami, Louis Vuitton took the chance to unveil additions to its young Objets Nomades range – the French house’s collection of homeware. Objets Nomades is unique in fashion-homeware in that Vuitton doesn’t design these creations internally, collaborating with and drawing instead on the creativity and interpretations of the house's codes by big names and studios from the design world.
Its latest addition of talent is Atelier Biagetti, who are making their Nomades debut with the Anemona Table. The Italian practice, comprising the architect and designer Alberto Biagetti, and artist Laura Baldassari, combined undulating and organic curves of beige natural leather with a cool blue lacquered interior and glass top. The pair cite the Adriatic sea near their shared hometown of Ravenna and the movement of the costumes at La Scala opera house in Milan where their studio is based.
Atelier Oï, meanwhile, added the Serpentine Table to their growing list of Nomades designs. The table, which comes in dining and coffee table sizes, tightly binds smoothed legs of American walnut with straps of Louis Vuitton leather. A display of webbed tension, fine balance and contrasting materials, the lines nevertheless draw from the freedom and rigours of traditional dance.
Lastly is Tokujin Yoshioka, who built on his Blossom stool creation to come up now with hand-blown Murano glass vases. A direct reference to the floral motifs of the Louis Vuitton monogram first birthed and used continuously since 1986, these are offered in clear or black glass manipulated by Italian artisans to their emblematic form. These vases are, in fact, a part of the Petites Nomades – a subcollection of smaller homeware objects.