Whimsical home accessories are the highlight of Louis Vuitton’s latest furniture collection.
TEXT JASMINE TAY
Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades furniture line fi nds a companion in the brand’s fi rst series of decorative items for the home. Called Les Petits Nomades, the collection is a continuation of collaborations between world-renowned designers and Louis Vuitton artisans. The objects feature ingenious use of leather and interpretations of the luxury house’s motif. Meanwhile, the furniture range debuts the Ribbon Dance Chair by Hong Kong architect and Fullerton Bay Hotel designer Andre Fu.
01 LV FLOWER
Cushions, trays and glass vases by Switzerland-based studio Atelier Oi in the Les Petits Nomades collection sport twists of leather in floral patterns.
02 LET’S TALK
The elegant curved leather-upholstered arms in Andre Fu’s “conversation” seat take inspiration from Chinese ribbon dances.
03 NATURE, CELEBRATED
A total of 176 leatherclad metal “petals” are layered to form the Tropicalist Vase by Brazilian designers Humberto and Fernando Campana. It is inspired by the quesnelia plant found in South America.
STATEMENT IN GOLD
Danish furniture maker Republic of Fritz Hansen celebrates the 60th anniversary of its iconic Egg, Swan and Drop chairs by launching limited editions of the seats featuring 23-karat goldcoated steel legs. Only 1,958 pieces each of the Egg and Swan are available – commemorating the year the designs were created by architect Arne Jacobsen. The Drop, meanwhile, will be sold until the end of the year. The chairs come in premium finishes: a softer, natural leather in pink for the Egg and Swan, and wool for the Drop. W. Atelier, #0101/#03-01, 201 Henderson Road
Portugal-based furniture brand De La Espada takes wood craft to new heights this year. Teaming up with names such as Shanghai-based studio Neri & Hu and Italian designer Luca Nichetto, the brand combines industrial and modern elements in its 14-piece collection of tables, sofas and chairs. So, for Neri & Hu’s Solo Desk, you get a solid wood desktop with a leather-lined wood tray hanging on the side for precious objects. Proof Living, #04-16 Ion Orchard
IN A NEW LIGHT
Here’s a decadent take on the humble lightbulb. Created by UK-based lighting and furniture designer Lee Broom, the Clear Crystal Bulb is created with traditional glassblowing methods and hand-cut in patterns inspired by those found on whisky glasses. Available on its own, with lamp attachments or in a cluster of hanging pendants. Space Furniture, 77 Bencoolen Street
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