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Events Louis Vuitton Opens Its Objets Nomades Exhibition "Momento" In Central

Louis Vuitton Opens Its Objets Nomades Exhibition "Momento" In Central

Louis Vuitton Opens Its Objets Nomades Exhibition "Momento" In Central
Queenie Mak, Kevin Poon and Victoria Chan (Photo: Gary Li)
By Tara Sobti
By Tara Sobti
March 28, 2021
Architect Nelson Chow transforms the Pedder Building in Central into an imaginary seaside mansion for the exhibition, "Memento"

Hong Kong’s in-crowd descended upon the Pedder Building in Central on March 26 for the opening of an exhibition, Memento, featuring pieces from Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades collection.

Hong Kong architect Nelson Chow and his company NC Design and Architecture created the scenography for the show, transforming two floors of the landmark building into an imaginary seaside mansion. Guests were taken on a ten-stop immersive, multisensory journey through the exhibition, which started on a pier, then wound through a living room, meditation room, dressing rooms, gardens and game rooms, with the brand’s travel-inspired portable lighting, furniture and accessories showcased throughout.

On display were pieces by collaborators from around the world, including Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, Swiss brand Atelier Oï and British design duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby.

See also: Joyce Tam and Nelson Chow Share Their Favourite Pieces From Louis Vuitton's Objets Nomades Collection

Federico Tan (Photo: Gary Li)
Nadia Harilela (Photo: Gary Li)
Alan Lo and Yenn Wong (Photo: Gary Li)
Adrian Cheng (Photo: Gary Li)
Evan Chow (Photo: Gary Li)
Lounge chairs by designer Marcel Wanders (Photo: Gary Li)
Queenie Mak, Kevin Poon
and Victoria Chan (Photo: Gary Li)
Alison Chan El-Azar and Jonathan Cheung (Photo: Gary Li)
Chellaram and Manolo
Chellaram (Photo: Gary Li)
Crockett (Photo: Gary Li)
Calvin Wang (Photo: Gary Li)
Amanda Strang (Photo: Gary Li)
posed against Louis Vuitton’s
stunning blue backdrop as
they entered the venue (Photo: Gary Li)
Irisa Shannon Wong (Photo: Gary Li)
Alfred Lam
and Nelson Chow (Photo: Gary Li)
by the Campana Brothers was
a big hit with visitors (Photo: Gary Li)
From left: Harris Chan, Eleanor
Lam, Feiping Chang, Jonathan
Cheung and Tiffany Chan (Photo: Gary Li)
Michelle Cheng-Chan (Photo: Gary Li)
Yvonne Fong (Photo: Gary Li)
Alex Jiaravanont (Photo: Gary Li)
Garin (Photo: Gary Li)
Ivan Lui (Photo: Gary Li)

The work of homegrown talents was also on show. Photographs by Wing Shya, who is perhaps most famous for collaborating with director Wong Kar-wai, lined the walls of key spaces. Among the images Wing picked for Memento were a portrait of actress Maggie Cheung, a streetscape of Mong Kok and a shot of the city’s red taxis in Causeway Bay. The exhibition was a particular triumph for local designer André Fu, the only Hongkonger to have his furniture displayed. His intimate seaside-themed corner was fitted with Ribbon Dance—a chair consisting of two seats connected by a sweeping strip—presented against a breathtaking sunset scene.

Among the first to see Memento were Queenie Rosita Law, Geoffrey Chuang, Divia Harilela and Wil Fang, the latter joking that he felt like a character in Game of Thrones as he posed in the Campana Brothers’ giant Bulbo Nest chair, which would not have looked out of place in the fantasy series.

In between giving tours of the exhibition, Chow was able to catch his breath and marvel at his work finally coming to life—it took more than a year to plan Memento.

“It’s so rewarding to see people’s immediate reaction to the space,” he said. “It has been 16 months of work, a marathon between me, Louis Vuitton and Wing Shya. I’m so grateful it’s finally open.”

See also: Victoria Tang-Owen and Christopher Owen Preview Salisterra, The André Fu-Designed Restaurant At The Upper House


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