Louis Vuitton’s travel trunks continue to rule the roost ever since the French luxury brand began manufacturing expensive and well-made steamer trunks in 1854. But with the changing face of travel, Louis Vuitton celebrates Savoir-Faire with its “Objets Nomades” series, a collection of foldable furniture and travel accessories by 11 notable designers and studios. The discerning collection features 16 desirable leather objects for the travel connoisseur, including hanging chairs, lamps, foldable furniture and travel accessories dedicated to the art of travel. We have earlier told you about Atelier Oï’s The Hammock made of leather, with gold-plated fixtures, priced at $32,000.
The most expensive travel item in the collection is designed by the Brazilian design duo, Fernando Campana and Humberto Campana. The Campanas’ Maracatu limited-edition hanging travel cabinet priced at $51,500.
The other item includes Christian Liaigre’s folding Travel Desk made of maple frame and a leather top, priced at $34,900.
Patricia Urquiola’s Swing Chair-cum-handbag that is said to be a prototype for now, and The Stool by Atelier Oï again, which transforms from a bag into a stool, just in case you are running out of time to lounge at the airport.
The travel accessories include your own portable lamp for your next outdoors adventure. The Bell Lamp, designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, has a blown-glass shade with a solar-powered light, and leather straps for hanging, priced at $3,350.
There is even an LED lamp by Oki Sato of Nendo, featuring an LED-backed leather shade that rolls into a tube, and stores neatly in a leather carrying strap, and Constance Guisset’s Col de Voyage, a transforming cape-cum- neck cushion made of Himalayan yak's wool, priced at $1,010.
Another innovation that inherits the House’s traditions of its most celebrated bed-trunk and the sorts, is a foldaway Beach Chair by Maarten Baas that looks like an attache case.
The collection has been unveiled at the Miami Design Fair and is later scheduled to make its way to the select Vuitton boutiques worldwide, including Louis Vuitton Taipei 101 Maison, Taiwan store.
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