Louis Vuitton presents Zanellato/Bortotto Lanterns
“A journey East, a summer dinner with friends, a walk on the beach. We imagined this project as a collection of memories woven into a lantern. An intimate and personal object to keep with you to gently illuminate precious moments.“Zanellato/Bortotto.
Lanterns, Zanellato/Bortotto’s latest Objet Nomade, continues the design duo’s experiments with leather weaving that originally began with their Mandala Screen. Each Lantern, complete with its blown glass light dome, diffuses the geometric yet poetic pattern inspired by beehives, creating a warm, romantic touch when light.
Enclosed within the Lantern’s honeycomb-patterned cage of interwoven strips of Louis Vuitton leather, a rechargeable LED light and frosted glass bulb cast delicate shadow patterns, softly illuminating all spaces. The portable light also features details inspired by Louis Vuitton handbags, including the carrying strap and the three brass “feet” that protect the base’s leather covering from scratches. Inspired by long summer nights spent dancing under garland lights, the Lanterns, in delicate tones of pistachio and red berries, make for desirable and joyful evening allies.
Veritable nomadic companions, the Lanterns are available in two sizes and are designed for use both inside and outside.