HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS

Her­mes cre­ates an in­ter­ac­tive ex­hi­bi­tion of its home fur­nish­ings for Sin­ga­pore.

The Peak (Singapore) - - The Brief -

Her­mes’ flag­ship store in Sin­ga­pore is trans­formed this month into a gallery of whimsy and sur­prise with its Through The Walls ex­hibit, spe­cially cre­ated for Sin­ga­pore. On dis­play: Her­mes’ di­verse col­lec­tion of home fur­nish­ing and be­spoke cre­ations, art­fully pre­sented by set de­sign­ers Jean-Christophe Vail­lant and Herve Sau­vage.

In their hands, metic­u­lously crafted ob­jects – from table­ware to light­ing, wall­pa­per and fur­ni­ture – come to life in fan­tas­ti­cal vi­gnettes, and the store be­comes a place to in­ves­ti­gate and won­der. Here, leather, which harks back to Her­mes’ roots as a sad­dle­maker, is used in imag­i­na­tive ways, as is bam­boo crafted with car­bon fi­bre and steel to form seats.

The in­stal­la­tions’ cen­tre­piece is Her­mes’ lat­est ad­di­tion to its range of cus­tomised cabi­net of cu­riosi­ties – a closet for scarves that re­sem­bles a leather wal­let from the out­side and stores up to 130 pieces. Made for col­lec­tors, both of scarves and ob­jet d’art. Through The Walls runs from Oct 7 to 29. #01-02A Liat Tow­ers.

01 COL­LEC­TOR’S EDI­TION The scarf cabi­net has re­mov­able trays, as well as draw­ers for scarf rings and ac­ces­sories, and transport cases made for the trav­el­ling chic. 02 RE­IN­FORCED BAM­BOO Car­bon fi­bre is used in the Karumi col­lec­tion, de­signed by ar­chi­tect Al­varo Siza and ex­e­cuted by Ja­panese crafts­men. 03 IT’S CALLED DILI­GENCE Serv­ing trol­ley in maple, leather, wicker and brass. 01

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