news
  • march 13 - september 6, 2020
    exhibition

    "Kleureyck -Van Eyck’s Colours in Design" at the Design Museum Gent - our contribution "colourful kinaesthesia" - a Boisbuchet workshop with mischer'traxler studio and super participants shows the result of a wonderful workshop from last summer. In collaboration with Boisbuchet and the participating Designers

    design museum Gent

  • february 26 - june 1, 2020
    new project / exhibition

    nocturnal cloud, a further development of the curiosity cloud including moth and illuminated fireflies is part of the exhibition "Extraordinary" at the Mudac in Lausanne, Switzerland. The piece was commissioned by the museum and will stay in their permanent glass collection.

    Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains

  • february 17 - march 8, 2020
    new project / exhibition

    "MADE IN: Crafts — Design Narratives", a Travelling Exhibition premiers at the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb. Commissioned by MAO Ljubljana and in collaboration with the stonemason Beno Ogrin, we developed a new project entitled 'ratio'.

    MADE IN: Crafts - Design Narratives

  • january 23 - may 17, 2020
    exhibtion

    "Design by Time exhibition" — currently on show at the Gregg Museum of Art and Design in Raleigh, North Carolina.
    With it our projects 'isochrone', 'day by day' and 'the idea of a tree'

    design by time

  • september 05, 2019 - ongoing
    installation

    we developed two permanent installations for the "Futurium" a house of futures in Berlin

    futurium

  • may 29, 2019- ongoing
    exhibition

    we had the pleasure to co-curate the new MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna

    MAK Design Lab

marine mirage

a whimsical underwater scene for Hermès

  • year 2019

  • category Static Installations

  • for

    hermès japon

Hermès’ 2019 theme “the pursuit of dream” was translated into a window display that allows the viewer’s fantasy to dip into a surprising underwater world.
Dreams allow everything. Fluids become solids, gravity is ignored, materials change continuously, objects become corals and fish, and one can jump from reality into other surroundings.  The latter is the main idea behind marine mirage – a woman escapes her ordinary city life and enters a colourful ocean. What if glasses grew like corals?  What if gloves would be hybrids between fish and object and swim like a school of fish above the seabed ? What if jellyfish carry delicate leather handbags?  Inspired by simple kinetic toys, the jellyfish in the window slowly move up and down, appearing as if they were alive and bringing some movement into this special window.
This special display was designed on the occasion of the re-opening of the Hermès store in Chiba, Tokyo.

main image above showing the full window,
image credit: Nacása & Partners Inc. / Courtesy of Hermès Japon


fishes and jellyfishes swimming through dreamy Hermès underwater world,
image credit: Nacása & Partners Inc. / Courtesy of Hermès Japon

Hermès glasses hiding between corals, image credit: Nacása & Partners Inc. / Courtesy of Hermès Japon

The designed sea-world and Hermès objects merge seamlessly inviting the viewer to discover details and products.

moving delicate jellyfish

concept sketch

  • materials

    paper, foil, wire, motors,

  • project assistance

    Elisa Polner, Monja Hirscher