29 October 2015
The imperative is to travel light, yet wardrobes and trunks are back in fashion. Louis Vuitton, who built his name and fortune on luggage, proposes them mini-sized, to be worn over the shoulder instead of handbags. But there is also a designer with a nomadic soul who conceives them as household containers. Gian Paolo Venier from Trieste, possessing the traveller’s spirit like all inhabitants of great ports, created a series of large wardrobes to use instead of cabinets and chests of drawers, relying on the expertise of skilled craftsmen. With coloured exterior finishing and walnut interiors, once open they reveal specialised equipment for storing clothes and accessories, leaving nothing to be desired with respect to classic wardrobes. Functional like the classical furniture, they offer a taste of nostalgia linked to the era of the grand travellers of the last century, projecting the charm of adventure over permanence.