Talisman Table GM by India Mahdavi
The Talisman Table from the Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades Collection exemplifies designer India Mahdavi’s multicultural sensibility. Inspired by the nomadic hospitality of the Mediterranean and the Middle East, it features a marquetry top made from no fewer than 112 pieces of leather, smoothly lacquered with a transparent varnish, evoking the iris of a benevolent eye. Underneath, 10 leather-lined wooden panels open like a book around a central hinge, allowing the table to appear for tea time and to be stored away for siesta time. This is a side table that becomes the centrepiece of the décor.