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Held at the iconic Pedder Building, Louis Vuitton's Objets Nomades includes pieces from renowned designers showcased for the first time worldwide

“Design should be a marriage of functionality and beauty,” explains Joyce Tam. The co-founder of Design Trust, Tam seeks out designs that enrich peoples’ homes and lives.

The latest collection of Objets Nomades, a series of travel-inspired home furnishings and accessories designed by world-renowned designers, does just that, in a showcase at the historic Pedder Building that proves a much-needed source of wanderlust for Hongkongers otherwise unable to travel in current times.

Learn more about Nelson and Joyce’s favourite pieces in the video below:

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The space, open until April 8, is designed by Nelson Chow, founder of NC Design and Architecture. “I want my designs to tell a story,” he explains. “To bring people on a journey through time and space.”

Chow has designed 10 separate experiences within the building, drawing inspiration from the pieces themselves—like the Anemona Table (showcased for the first time in its new, circular shape) and the images it conjures of coral reefs beneath the sea—as well as its historic surroundings. One of the city’s last remaining pre-war buildings, Pedder Building’s character speaks for itself, and is reflected in certain spaces.

Chow was drawn to the romance of the Objets Nomades collection, particularly Andre Fu’s Ribbon dance and the Lounge Chair by Marcel Wanders, which the designer describes as a ‘portable oasis’, while Tam values the versatility of pieces like the Serpentine Table. Round tables hold a special significance in Chinese culture, she explains, and “the tension created between the walnut wood and leather make a striking statement,” make it the perfect centrepiece.

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Pieces like the Lanterne by Zanellato Bortotto are showcased for the first time worldwide, while other objects are previewed in new colourways and shapes. The collection, much like the space itself, is dynamic, engaging, and designed to tell a story.

Learn more about Objets Nomades here

  • Camera CrewRohan Gupta
  • HairWendy Lee for Wendy's Workshop
  • Make-UpWendy Lee for Wendy's Workshop
  • GroomingKidd Sun
  • OutfitLouis Vuitton
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