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August 20 2014

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2 posts tagged "The Campana Brothers"

On Our Radar: Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades

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The fair hasn’t officially started, but even so, in Miami, Art Basel is now well under way. You’ll be hearing a lot about it; you’ll be seeing a lot about it (if you’d like to hear and see a lot of it through our eyes, visit our just-launched Art Basel updates section). And if you’re a certain kind of jet-setter—the kind who’s already got their Out of Office on and their credit limit extended—you’ll be shopping a lot about it. For this, Louis Vuitton there’s Louis Vuitton’s temporary space in Miami’s Design District, where you’ll find Objets Nomades, a collection of home goods for sale and special order by emerging and established designers. (A few are prototype-only.) The Campana Brothers, Patricia Urquiola, and Atelier Oï are among some of the names, but our pick for buy of the 16-piece lot is the lamp by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby (they of the award-winning London Olympic torch), with LV leather straps and a $3,350 price tag. After the Miami shop closes post-fair, the collection will head to the Travel Rooms of select Vuitton boutiques worldwide.

Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Isaac Mizrahi: Designer, Talk Show Host, Children’s Narrator

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Sporting an ensemble of head-to-ankle black (punctuated with red suede loafers), designer Isaac Mizrahi wowed a crowd of Upper East Side parents and their Ritalin-addled children on Sunday night. As the narrator in the artsy Guggenheim production of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, Mizrahi, it seems, is appealing to a whole new, decidedly younger fan base. The designer’s exaggerated lilts and intonations, which were accompanied by the beautiful strains of the Juilliard Ensemble, make him the perfect candidate to recite what is considered to be one of the most beloved children’s stories of all time. “I’m such a ham,” explained Mizrahi. “I just love doing this stuff!” Mizrahi was posed against a stage set designed by of-the- moment Brazilian design duo the Campana Brothers (who snatched up the award for Designer of the Year at 2008′s Design Miami). The minimalist, sustainable set—composed of wood scraps, soda bottles, and cellophane—added a further imaginative element to what was already an avant-gardist performance. The show ends this coming Sunday.

Photo: David Heald