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Tokujin Yoshioka for Louis Vuitton

Urban nomads continue to globetrot in style with new additions to Louis Vuitton’s Objet Nomade collection launched at Design Miami/ 2016.

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Text by Nadine Botha

Tokujin Yoshioka’s Blossom Stool is the newest standout addition to Objets Nomade. Now comprising 16 foldable, modular and portable objects since its launch in 2013, the collection is a pioneering crossover between fashion and product design that Louis Vuitton first launched in 2013.

The seat of the Blossom Stool is an articulation of the brand’s iconic four-petal monogram. The folding structure ensures absolute functionality, and the organic form makes for an indispensable accessory.

“I always try to invent something beyond forms,” said Tokujin. The Japanese designer has established a reputation for work that challenges the perceptions by seemingly defying the laws of nature. By emphasising the wood and leather techniques in the Blossom Stool, he wanted to highlight the timelessness and art of the brand’s exemplary craftsmanship.

“I thought I would like to re-interpret the philosophy of Louis Vuitton to create a work which travels through the time of history and future with my expression and techniques, and express the new journey through time,” Tokujin went on. A gilded metallic edition is available, as well as a soft leather edition in either white or black.

Also launched at Design Miami/ 2016 as part of the collection, is the Campana Brothers’ Fur Cocoon. A new version of their fibreglass swing chair, now covered with short-hair lambskin and filled with long-hair lambskin cushions, it is an irresistible invite to caress and snuggle.

Blossom Stool by Tokujin Yoshioka
Blossom Stool by Tokujin Yoshioka
Blossom Stool by Tokujin Yoshioka
Blossom Stool by Tokujin Yoshioka
Blossom Stool by Tokujin Yoshioka
Blossom Stool by Tokujin Yoshioka
Blossom Stool by Tokujin Yoshioka
Blossom Stool by Tokujin Yoshioka
Blossom Stool by Tokujin Yoshioka
Blossom Stool by Tokujin Yoshioka
Blossom Stool by Tokujin Yoshioka
Blossom Stool by Tokujin Yoshioka
Fur Cocoon by the Campana Brothers
Fur Cocoon by the Campana Brothers
Objets Nomade installation view at Design Miami
Objets Nomade installation view at Design Miami
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