Why should a chair just be a chair — when it can be a work of art? Everyday utilitarian pieces take on a fresh, fanciful view at the Objets Nomades exhibition at Louis Vuitton at The Galleria through March 7. Created by an international cast of artists and architects, the household items reflect beauty, whimsy, and the undeniable luxe of Louis Vuitton.
Launched in 2012, the limited-edition Objets Nomades collection pays homage to the LV spirit of travel found in objects that have the ability to get-up-and-go. Tables and chairs fold up or be dismantled and the Talisman Table by India Mahdavi has a sense of motion embedded in its blue hues. Atelier Oi’s curved swing boat encourages gentle motion, while the softly curved Blossom Stool by Tokujin Yoshioka blooms eternal.
The bulbous but modular Bomboca Sofa, created by Fernando and Humberto Campana, mimics sweets served at weddings and children’s parties in Brazil, and is a treat for the senses.
The Houston exhibition includes pieces by Atelier Oi, Raw Edges, the Campana brothers, Mahdavi, Damien Langlois, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby and Yoshioka. The designers cite nature, the power of luck, beauty and a desire to explore as inspirations for their pieces, and are always mindful of the LV legacy in their hands.
Objets Nomades was originally scheduled for Houston in September of 2017, but in light of Hurricane Harvey, LV officials chose to reschedule. While these collectible, limited-edition items are works of art, they are also usable and available for purchase at the LV store. The collection stops at just a handful of locations throughout the world every year and Houston, with its appetite for new, now and what's next, made the short list.
Objets Nomades is on exhibit through March 7 at Louis Vutton in the Galleria, 5015 Westheimer Rd., The Galleria, Level 1; 713-960-0707.