Louis Vuitton’s New Portable Lounger Is What the Jet Set Have Been Waiting For

  • “This piece . . . champions the balance between losing ourselves and finding ourselves on a constant journey of discovery.” —Marcel Wanders, Designer

A portable lounger for points in between.

Marcel Wanders’s first-ever creation for Louis Vuitton (louisvuitton.com) allows stylish excursionists to recline anytime, anywhere, in comfort. “With this particular piece, we concentrated more on the way our bodies move and the positions we achieve when we recline,” says the Dutch designer, whose Lounge Chair (price upon request) comprises three lightweight yet durable carbon-fiber-covered modules that fit together like a puzzle and unfold for configuration as a recliner, an armchair, or a stool. A recent addition to the Objets Nomades series, which debuted in 2012, the seating carries on the French luxury-goods house’s century-old tradition of making bespoke travel items, such as bed trunks and writing desks, for its clients with wanderlust. “This piece of furniture celebrates mobile, contemporary lifestyles and champions the balance between losing ourselves and finding ourselves on a constant journey of discovery,” says the aptly named Wanders. The Lounge Chair is on offer at Louis Vuitton’s new Miami Design District shop through February 10 in the tan-colored version shown here and in a turquoise option—a nod to Miami’s art deco architecture. After the 10th, it will be available by special order.  

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