#FirstClassFriday: Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades
1. Ernest Bed by Gwenael Nicolas
Throw that old sleeping bag away, and unroll this baby leather and oak baby. It's even inspired by nomadic writer Ernest Hemingway and Louis Vuitton's Keepall bag, so it's like sleeping on a piece of beautifully-written literature, in style. "It is late evening and, with his mind and eyes full of the images and discoveries of the day, he wants to rest in a bed floating over the rough floor of his tent," imagines French designer Gwenaël Nicolas of his muse. Damn straight.
2. Hammock by Atelier Oi
While we really love our Airmocks — the latest portable craze on the local festival circuit — there's no denying this woven beauty. Borrowing Louis Vuitton's expertise in knitwear, Atelier Oï upgrades the humble hammock into a glamping staple, best enjoyed with a mojito in hand. And a good book, of course. Find out more from Atelier Oï's Patrick Raymond here.
3. Lounge Chair by Marcel Wonders
With your sleeping solution sorted inside the tent, you'll need a lounger outside — and here's where Dutch designer Marcel Wanders' portable creation comes in. Each piece is made in high-tech fibre and upholstered in leather on the outside and suede on the inside. When you lay them out, the lounge chair can be arranged to be used as a chaise lounge, armchair or pouf. Genius.
4. Miller Lamp by Gwenael Nicolas
Named after Hemingway's middle name, the Miller Lamp is small enough to be packed into a bag. Stretch out the caramel grained-leather case to your desired length for late-night reads with the rechargeable LED within the fabric shade.
5. Swing Chair by Patricia Urquiola
A supportive alternative to the hammock, you'll need a swing for your camping parner or child. Inspired by the design of a handbag, Patricia Urquiola has crafted a swing from nylon rope. With Nomade leather cushions for extra support and tassels for the fun of it, you can fix its gold-plated hooks to tree branches and you're good to go.
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