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Text by: Annarosa Laureti
Walking around Fuorisalone 2019 events, you cannot miss to visit Objets Nomades exhibition.
Inside the rooms of the enchanting Palazzo Serbelloni in Corso Venezia, the maison shows its travel-inspired objects created by international designers.
This years, in addition to the well-known Objets Nomades’ signs, there are two new Italian entries: those of the Milan-based Atelier Biagetti studio and the duo Zanellato/Bortotto.
The sound of waves and the suggestive light-play makes the “Anemona” glass-tapped dining table by Atelier Biagetti a truly sea creature coming out from the water. The main detail of it is, for surely, its undulating base that – with its soft beige leather outside and its deep blue colored inside – recalls the very shape of the sea anemone.
Zanellato/Bortotto, indeed, signed “Mandala”, a tripartite screen inspired by nomadic craftmaship and made with woven leather.
According to the Louis Vuitton travel spirit, visiting the exhibition, you will have a journey across different spaces and environment. At first you will flight directly to Tropics thanks to the Campana Brothers’ couch and their new “Bulbo” cocoon shaped seat, available in leather or soft fabric.
A suggestive atmosphere pervades the main room of the floor, thanks to the several and several lanterns that go down from the ceiling enlightening the recreated bourgeois and modern living. Here collection’s different items stick out: from the “Venezia” lamp and the “Diamond Vase” made in Murano glass by Marcel Wanders, to the “Serpentine” dining table by Atelier Oï and the “Ribbon Dance” seat by Andre Fu, just to name a few.
Crossing Atelier Biagetti sea room and the red room completely dedicated to the “Diamond” sofa and armchair by Marcel Wanders, Louis Vuitton travel ends with the room of the “Dolls” by Rae Edges, customizable chairs that seems little fairy dwellers of a forest of mirrors.
Finally Objets Nomades exhibition presents Shigeru Ban’s “Temporary Paper Structure”. Shown in the courtyard, this unique modular construction by the Pritzker Architecture Prize-winner architect was originally designed in 2004 as an office to sit atop Centre Pompidou in Paris and now the latest addition to Louis Vuitton’s exhibitions of nomadic architecture.