Louis Vuit­ton’s luxe take on life at home

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If Louis Vuit­ton de­signed an Aus­tralian home, a mod­ernist dream of open spa­ces, light-washed tim­ber floors and floor-to-ceil­ing glass over­look­ing the di­a­mond sparkle of Syd­ney Har­bour is per­haps just what you’d imag­ine. And this scene was ex­actly what guests took in as the French lux­ury lifestyle house cel­e­brated the ar­rival of de­signs from its Ob­jets Nomades col­lec­tion, as well as the new Les Petits Nomades line of dec­o­ra­tive ob­jets and ac­ces­sories, to Aus­tralian shores re­cently. In a highly ex­clu­sive, in­vi­ta­tion-only cu­rated in­stal­la­tion, the mai­son pre­sented its re­fined take on life at home, from fur­ni­ture and art­works to jew­ellery and ex­cep­tional hand­bags, in the par­tic­u­larly con­tem­po­rary and evoca­tively Aus­tralian set­ting of a Syd­ney water­front man­sion. Ti­tled the Louis Vuit­ton Beach House, this con­cept has been trans­lated into sim­i­larly lo­calised, im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ences in Mi­ami, Bev­erly Hills and Sin­ga­pore. Guests at the Syd­ney in­stal­la­tion were able to wan­der through a mul­ti­tude of liv­ing ar­eas to dis­cover pieces like the new Mar­cel Wan­ders Di­a­mond mir­rors, launched at the most re­cent Mi­lan De­sign Week, in their nat­u­ral habi­tat — within the con­text of a lux­u­ri­ous home. The Cam­pana Broth­ers’ forest­green Co­coon chair, hang­ing del­i­cately in the en­try hall, greeted vis­i­tors upon ar­rival; Mar­cel Wan­ders’ por­ta­ble leather Lounge Chair took pride of place in a sit­ting room sluiced with sun­shine, while the woven leather Ham­mock, de­signed by Swiss trio Ate­lier Oï, swung invit­ingly in the sea breeze on a bal­cony open to that spec­tac­u­lar har­bour view. Pieces from the new Les Petits Nomades col­lec­tion, such as Ate­lier Oï’s hand­crafted folded-leather Flower Field cush­ions, com­pleted the mise en scène, ex­em­pli­fy­ing a unique kind of laid-back glam­our in­her­ent to a very Aus­tralian take on lux­ury.

THIS PAGE, CLOCK­WISE FROM TOP LEFT Ob­jets Nomades lounge chair by Mar­cel Wan­ders. Vivi­enne doll. Bell lamp by Bar­ber & Os­gerby; Pe­tit Di­a­mond mir­ror by Mar­cel Wan­ders. Totem Flo­ral by Damien Lan­glois-Meurinne. OP­PO­SITE PAGE Ham­mock by Ate­lier Oï.

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