Louis Vuitton, Berluti and Fendi showcase design

At Design Miami, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Louis Vuitton, Berluti and Fendi are both presenting major architectural exhibitions, on display until December 7th.

Fendi is partnering the world of design for the seventh consecutive year, teaming up with Dimore Studio, designers of the Grand Hotel Et in Milan. The space interprets an ideal contemporary apartment in Rome with a neutral atmosphere to showcase bespoke home furnishings made from iconic Fendi materials, fur and Selleria leather.

A structure inspired by the origami work of artist Akira Yoshizawa is made of pieces of smoked glass cut into triangles and neon tubes, illuminating a daybed upholstered in mink, chairs with crocodile inserts and a bookcase in black iron pipe. The space is a tribute to contemporary elegance, Fendi style.

In a satellite exhibition at Design Miami, Louis Vuitton has brought to life a residential housing project conceived by Pierre Paulin that he never realized before he died. The living space is functional and modular, just like all the one-of-a-kind furnishings in the collection made by Louis Vuitton, enabling the inhabitants to adapt the home to their desires and self-conception.

The owners take on the role of architect and can continually create their own living environment, reflecting their wants and needs. Aesthetics is at the service of utility, like the geometric carpet that folds up into reclining seats for guests. Louis Vuitton naturally shares this functional vision of design and creation. The House invented coated canvas for its travel trunks, the tamperproof S-locks, the Aéro-Trunk designed to be attached to the compartment of a hot air balloon, as well as a bag that defines the concept of timeless fashion, the Speedy.

To celebrate the event, Berluti presented a selection of design objects from the collection of the art lover François Blanc in its Miami store. The exhibition highlighted creative pieces demonstrating an exceptional craftsmanship, echoing the House’s excellence. Among the pieces, a bronze cat lamp designed by Studio Job, an Aladdin table lamp conceived by Haygarth or Sebastian Brajkovic chaise lounge were showcased.