For the Objets Nomades collection, designer Patricia Urquiola expresses her conception of “light, contemporary nomadism” in the Palaver Chair. The simplicity of its two-piece structure accentuates the finesse of the leatherwork, with some 150 strips of cowhide painstakingly woven through the perforated seat and back – a masterpiece of Louis Vuitton craftsmanship. Lightweight, robust and collapsible, it’s as practical as it is elegant.
Spanish-born Patricia Urquiola has been living and working in Milan, Italy, since the mid-1980s. She graduated from the city’s Politecnico in 1989 and went on to work for a number of renowned architects and design companies, including De Padova, Alessi, Cappellini, Lissoni&Partners and Kartell. In 2001, she founded her own studio where she specialised in industrial product design, architecture, art direction and strategy consulting. She is part of the advisory board of the Politecnico of Milan university and the Triennale Milano Museum and she gives lectures in universities across the globe.
Her work is exhibited in many international art and design museums, including the MOMA in New York, the Decorative Arts Museum in Paris and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
35.0 x 37.4 x 26.0 cm (13.8 x 14.7 x 10.2 in)