Objets Nomades by Louis Vuitton at Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan

Objets Nomades 2019

Louis Vuitton shows its latest ‘Objets Nomades’ collection in six spaces at the Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan during Milan Design Week 2019. “Since the launch in 2012, the Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades collection has grown into a collection forty-five limited-edition travel-inspired objects imagined by some of the world’s most renowned designers.”

Discotheque

Maybe it’s us, at Mimi Berlin, but this presentation felt like we were visiting one big and very luxurious discotheque in the 1980s. The tone was set at the entrance; a winding stairwell, completely lit in blue with loud pumping music in our eardrums. Heavenly!

The designs for ‘Objets Nomades’ all have in common that they are inspired by travel furniture. The newest design, the Anemona table by Atelier Biagetti, made sure we were travelling in our minds into the deep sea.

Campana Jungle

The first room we entered is filled with designs by the Campana brothers. A Jungle themed-room; The jungle seen in a tropical, colorful and cartoonesk way. Sofa’s and hanging chairs reminiscent of fruit, sided by multicolored palm-leaves in a sparsely lit space. That sounds laim but this furniture is SO high-end, well made and pretty that it’s absolutely not!

Marcel Wanders

New designs by Marcel Wanders are the Diamond sofa and chair and the Venezia lamp

Diamond Sofa and Chair by Marcel Wanders for louis vuitton's objets nomades

Bell Lamp

The largest room at the Palazzo Serbelloni has the calmest vibe. The ceiling is covered in hunderds of Bell Lamps made from paper. The original Bell lamp is made in leather and (Murano) glass and is designed by Barber & Osgerby for the 2012 Objet Nomades collection, the first edition.

By the way. It seems to us that the furniture produced by Louis Vuitton used to be foldable or just much smaller in size, what do you think? See previous collections on this by clicking here

Raw Edges

dolls chairs at louis vuitton

The last room, a white one with mirrors, is filled with the Dolls Chairs, designed by Raw Edges, all upholstered differently. Again, accompanied by loud and danceable music. See more of this room in the video below.

Honestly, we, at Mimi Berlin, had a blast with all this glittery shine and up-scale glamour!

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I Think Therefore I Was Installation by Maarten Baas

Maarten Baas

Maarten Baas presented his newest work, the video installation ‘I Think Therefore I was‘ for the fiirst time at Ventura Centrale this year; 2019, at Milan Design Week.

We waited until MDW19 was over with our post, so we couldn’t spoil the surprise effect this installation could have. If you didn’t have the tme to visit; here’s your chance!

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Mendini Tribute Cinema at Moooi Mimi <3 the Font

Mendini Tribute Cinema

The Mendini Tribute Cinema is an initiative by Marcel Wanders and Milano Design Film Festival, it’s in honour of Alessandro Mendini. Seen at the Moooi venue at the Mediateca Santa Teresa, via della Moscova 28 in Milan. We, at Mimi Berlin, loved the simple font use for this pop-up cinema……….

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Spectrum: Killer Knots from Outer Space Rug Invaders by CC-Tapis

Spectrum Killer Knots From Outer Space

Spectrum: Killer Knots from Outer Space, is the name of the new collection of hand-knotted rugs by CC-Tapis. The title alone is fascinating to begin with and the rugs are beautiful as well! We suggest you visit CC-Tapis; it’s worth your while.

You can visit both at the Salone del Mobile fair and at their showroom (Piazza Santo Stefano 10)

Design Collaboration

The collection is made in collaboration with Patricia Urquiola, David/Nicolas, Martino Gamper, Germans Ermics, Maarten de Ceulaer, Jean-Marie Massaud, Cristina Celestino, Mae Engelgeer, cc-tapis Design-Lab and Studiopepe.

Rug Invaders installation

The Rug Invaders installation is designed by Studio MILO and CC-Tapis it’s inspired by space age fantasies from the retro-futuristic eighties and post-modern design. The true futuristic part is that the materials used for the presentation are designed to be completely recyclable

“An inter-galactic, shape-shifting army of contemporary hand-knotted rugs born from the minds of the cc-tapis design-lab. Taking inspiration from traditional rug motifs and icons, the Rug Invaders have broken-free from their historical past and are now out of- scale and from out-of-space. The 5 invaders: Tabriz Destroyer, Ushak Invader, Kazak Space Shifter, Palmette Lazer Cannon and The Mothership all have their own particular size and shape, conceived to be combined together in a single interior. The Invaders are a new generation of rugs set to conquer and redefine how rugs are used within a space. Invading an interior near you soon.” (cc-tapis)

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Gaetano Pesce’s Up Chair Celebrates it’s 50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary

Gaetano Pesce designed the Up Series in 1969, so this year B&B Italia celebrates the 50th Anniversary of this iconic chair set. During Milan Design Week 2019 the showroom at the Brera Design District was filled to the rim with the armchair and pouf UP5_6, upholstered in green and beige stripes. A lovely installation which made us, at Mimi Berlin, very happy!

Suffering Majesty at Piazza del Duomo

The celebration of the “la Mamma’ chair continued at the Piazza del Duomo, where a humongous larger-than-life in salmon-pink replica of the chair is pierced with arrows and is surrounded by wild animals. The art-sculpture is named ‘Suffering Majesty’ and is made to continue the conversation on violence against women in Italy. It will be present until April 14th 2019.

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Milan Design Week 2019 Ventura Centrale

Ventura Centrale

Ventura Centrale hosts 16 presentations at the abandoned warehouses alongside Milan’s Central Station (centrale fs) during Milan Design Week 2019. This is the third edition of Ventura Centrale and there is lot’s to see and do this year. Visitor’s can try on wooden clogs, write their opinion down or get their bodies mapped: from artisinal to high-tech design and everything in-between; it’s all there!

Presentations, a list.

The 16 vaults under the Ventura Centrale train station will this year be host to: Maarten Baas (The Netherlands), Aria (Italy), Noroo Group (Korea), AGC (Japan), Lavazza and Gufram (Italy), Rapt Studio (US), Sky-Frame (Switzerland), Lensvelt & Modular Lighting Instruments (The Netherlands, Belgium), Weltevree (The Netherlands), FREITAG (Switzerland), TAKT PROJECT (Japan), Yamaha Corporation Design Laboratory (Japan), Cosentino (Spain), Humanscale (US), DNP (Japan), dpot modern and contemporary Brazilian furniture (Brazil). Open from 10:00 – 20:00

Tip from Mimi Berlin

If you have little time to spare we, at Mimi Berlin, recommend you go see the Japanese DNP printed lighting installation first, and work your way back to the pop-up restaurant ‘Bar Baas’ at Dinky’s (by Maarten Baas and Lensvelt design) for lunch or dinner.