Louis Vuitton exclusively presented Swell Wave Shelf by Andrew Kudless beginning December 4th through 8th 2019, at Design Miami/. Marking the designer’s debut for the Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades collection, Andrew Kudless is the House’s first American designer with Objets Nomades collection. This new piece was showcased alongside other Objets Nomades never-seen-before at Design Miami.
Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades is an ever-expanding collection of limited-edition, collectable furniture inspired by the House’s travel DNA and by reinterpretations of its essential spirit. The collection weaves together Louis Vuitton’s savoir-faire and the skills of world-renowned designers to create inventive shapes, materials and products. The Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades collection now includes pieces imagined by some of the most creative designers of our times, including Patricia Urquiola, India Mahdavi, Atelier Oï, Atelier Biagetti, Barber&Osgerby, the Campana Brothers, Damien Langlois-Meurinne, Raw Edges, Zanellato/Bortotto, Marcel Wanders, Tokujin Yoshioka, Nendo, André Fu, and now Andrew Kudless.
The San Francisco-based designer’s new piece features undulating, smoothly polished oak shelves – flowing forms that resemble rocks eroded over time – that are held in perfect tension by rich leather straps. Swell Wave Shelf is an elegant addition to the collection and an ode to the powerful forces and the delicate balance of the natural world.
From December 3rd to 8th at Paradise Plaza in Miami Design District, Louis Vuitton also presented Atelier Louis Vuitton Miami, an exclusive exhibition showcasing its savoir-faire. The event was a unique opportunity to discover the House’s most exceptional items including Objets Nomades, exotic handbags and special hard-sided items such as a worldwide premiere of the Sneaker Trunk.