當談及Louis Vuitton，總離不開旅行。由一個旅行箱起家，實用、多變又不失精緻，內裡更是滿載夢想和驚奇。好像是集旅行箱與睡床於一身的Bed Trunk和如小型衣櫃般的Wardrobe Trunk等，都是經典又叫人大開眼界的設計。這些嶄新的發明亦曾伴Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza、Marquis de Morès和Jacques Faure等探險家走遍世界，為小小的旅行箱添上傳奇色彩
The brand Louis Vuitton can somehow always remind people of the spirit of travel. First began as a trunk manufacturer, the brand’s practical yet stylish trunk came in a great variety and different compartment designs. Looking at their iconic Bed Trunk and Wardrobe Trunk that can be transformed into a bed and wardrobe, one can be easily convinced how their trunks have become a symbol of dreams and surprises. The innovative Louis Vuitton trunks have also accompanied renowned explorers including Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Marquis de Morès and Jacques Faure on their journeys around the world, which give the little practical cases a legendary story to tell.
To make their adventurous and creative mind known to a broader audience, Louis Vuitton launched its furniture collection Objets Nomades in 2012. The name itself is the French word for “nomadic objects”, which seems to be a great move to resonate with the brand’s DNA. Inspired by the idea of travel, the collection brought “travel” and “furniture” together as a joint effort of the world’s top creative minds and the finest craftsmanship. The courage and creativity one needs in a journey can now be part of the everyday life one enjoys at home.
一如其名，Objets Nomades如遊牧民族般遊走各大城市，今年是連續第二年於香港展出，選址於充滿文化氣息的大館前中央裁判司署，並由國際知名的Joyce Wang Studio佈置場地，讓人猶如走進電影的場景之中。宏偉的建築空間配上拱門、大門和壁龕等，巧妙地襯托Objets Nomades的前衛與精緻，予人無限的想像空間。
The Objets Nomades collection has been traveling around the world like a nomad since its first launch. The inspiring furniture collection is coming to Hong Kong for the second consecutive year. The new collection will land at the Former Central Magistracy at Tai Kwun, a venue that is so rich in cultural and historical value. With a scenography created by the internationally acclaimed Joyce Wang Studio, visitors are invited to enter a film set-like atmosphere — a majestic architectural space matching fine details like the arch door, the colonial style entrance, and the niches that set a perfect backdrop for the avant-garde elegance of Objets Nomades.
This year, Louis Vuitton will showcase the latest collaboration Dolls Chairs with Raw Edges studio. The minimalist design that comprises of three elements – the base, the shell, and the seat, is well complemented by lively colors, which are certain to leave viewers with a vivid impression. The exquisite craftsmanship has been fully demonstrated by the fabric, leather and the solid wood base, whereas the hand-painted shell can even be customized upon order. Raw Edges’s Dolls chair is a product of ingenious flexibility that can well be an extension of the history of customization that Louis Vuitton began over a hundred years ago with their trunks. The chair surely carries the humorous and unique style of the Raw Edges design that never fails to brighten up the surrounding vibe.
Apart from Raw Edges’s Dolls chairs, other new objects for this year include Atelier Oï’s Serpentine Table and Anemona Table by Atelier Biagetti. Inspired by the complex and free-flowing movement of traditional dances, Atelier Oï tried to apply the weight and tension in their Serpentine Table. The beveled glass top is supported by a base of smooth American walnut tree legs held tightly together by finely worked blue leather straps; together, they form an intersected but organized structure. Their use of different materials is stylishly harmonic. The Serpentine Table is available as a large dining table or a coffee table, the two designs both come with foldable legs. The easy storage of the object is unquestionably a good answer to the practicality and flexibility of Objets Nomades.
Nature is a recurring theme seen in the travel-inspired Objets Nomades collection. The Anemona Table by Atelier Biagetti is a good example that explores the relationship between nature and our modern society. The table is created to represent the image of an unrestricted ocean — glass-topped object features a rippling base with a blue interior and soft beige exterior, shaped like a fierce wave, the table is how the designers see the mysterious and powerful charisma of nature. The object can transcend the restriction of time and space, it allows its owner to freely enjoy all the precious moment with their loved ones.
The Objets Nomades collection will as well include Les Petits Nomades, a range of smaller decorative items that portray the brand’s love for sophisticated craftsmanship and groundbreaking creativity. The collection brings viewers to a charming, inspiring, and novel adventure that is never short of fascination. To reserve your ticket, please visit here . Guided tours will be organized at the presentation during this period. Complimentary downloads of the Hong Kong City Guide will also be available from now to 1 April 2019.
Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades｜Hong Kong
Date：23 March to 31 March 2019
Opening Hours：10am-11pm（Friday and Saturday）、10am-9pm（Sunday to Thursday
Address：Block 9, Central Magistracy, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central