André Fu

©Louis Vuitton Malletier - Odile Le Moal

Q&A

LV: Why did you agree to create an Objet Nomade for Louis Vuitton?
AF:
Having the opportunity to create innovations against the backdrop of Louis Vuitton’s longstanding heritage is exciting. I was keen to challenge the form of a piece of furniture and to design something that evokes a sculptural expression.  

LV: What is more important for you: form or function?
AF: Function, as it informs the form.

LV: Why did you choose the name?
​AF:
It is important to me to create forums in which people can gather and interact in person, particularly in this ever-evolving digital era. For this reason, the challenge has been to seek a conceptual expression of a sculptural place for two: a place articulated with the dynamics and fluidity of a floating ribbon that appears to dance.  

ABOUT ANDRÉ FU

“It is important to me to create forums in which people can gather and interact in person.” André Fu   André Fu was born in Hong Kong, educated in the UK from the age of 14, and studied architecture at the University of Cambridge. He credits his 30 years of travelling between Asia and Europe to define his style and unique blend of craft and innovation. He founded his design studio AFSO in Hong Kong in 2000 and since then has worked on hotels, restaurants, galleries, installations and retail spaces worldwide, including the Upper House Hotel in Hong Kong, Singapore’s Andaz Hotel, Villa la Coste in Aix en Provence and the Pavilion Suites at the Berkeley, London. Among his most recent projects was Galerie Perrotin’s new gallery space in Tokyo. Fu has won numerous awards and in 2016, was named Designer of the Year at Maison&Objet Asia, and included in Wallpaper* magazine’s Top 20 Interior Designers.

Objets Nomades

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