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  • 30 may - september 20, 2020
    exhibition: showing LeveL - the fragile balance of utopia

    What if ...? - a new exhibition presents over thirty artists and designers who investigate the potential of the utopian.

    Neues Museum Nürnberg

  • june 1 - january 3, 2021
    exhibition: showing our the idea of a tree project.

    The exhibition "Time Matters" displays almost 30 objects around the theme of time.

    Cube Museum

  • may 16 - september 20, 2020
    new project ratio on show:

    "MADE IN: Crafts — Design Narratives", a travelling Exhibition is on show at MAO Ljubljana. Commissioned by MAO and in collaboration with the stonemason Beno Ogrin, we developed a new project called ratio.

    MAO Ljubljana

  • may 09 - may 31, 2020
    new project / exhibition: limited grasses

    "Walden" at Schloss Hollenegg for Design can be viewed digitally online.
    For this exhibition, we extended our realLimited Project about endangered species and developed a new table called

    Schloss Hollenegg for Design

  • february 26 - august 30, 2020
    new project nocturnal cloud is exhibited

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

    Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains

  • march 13 - february 21, 2021
    exhibition showing colourful kinaesthesia and the idea of a tree

    "Kleureyck -Van Eyck’s Colours in Design" at the Design Museum Gent one the idea of a tree bench and our contribution "colourful kinaesthesia" – highlighting the results of a wonderful Boisbuchet workshop from last summer are on show.

    design museum Gent

bubble voyage

a window display merging the analogue and the digital world to unveil hidden stories

Hermès’ 2018 theme “À vous de jouer! / Let’s Play!” was translated into a window display that uses technology, storytelling qualities of animation and the movement of the pedestrians. The viewer can discover various narratives, that merge delicate Hermès objects with digital animations to surprise and trigger curiosity. Disks that seems like floating soap bubbles are all across the windows, whilst behind are monitors displaying nothing but a white glow. Once glimpsed through the bubbles the screens unveil stories that interact with the displayed Hermès objects. Various worlds allow the viewer to dive into different scenarios that were drawn and animated by Maresch&Sturm: An underwater scene include fragrances and soaps that seem like bubbling in the water and attract curious fish.

A basket seems like emptying marbles that roll through a building block labyrinth before falling into Hermès bags. In an animated horse race, real leather purses and other small items, seem like transforming the horses into colourful toy animals, whilst on the right side a delicate scarf is suspended from the screens and one can discover that birds on a beach carry the fabric away. The installation fascinates with magical illusion that encourages viewers to look twice in order to discover what’s going on before they can depict the nature of the technology used to create this game of hide and seek.

 

main image above: ⓒ Satoshi Asakawa/ Courtesy of Hermès Japon

mannequin blowing soap bubbles, which act as filters to make the sceneries on the screens visible
image: ⓒ Satoshi Asakawa / Courtesy of Hermès Japon

bucket emptying 'marbles' which are running through a digital labyrinth and end up in two different bags
image: ⓒ Satoshi Asakawa / Courtesy of Hermès Japon

Pedestrians can discover various narratives, that merge delicate Hermès objects with digital sceneries that surprise and
trigger curiosity.

pedestrians exploring the windows

closer view of the right window / image: ⓒ Satoshi Asakawa / Courtesy of Hermès Japon

The imaginary worlds that happen in the bubbles are continued
in the 16 small windows.

three of the 16 small windows
image: ⓒ Satoshi Asakawa / Courtesy of Hermès Japon

balloon journeys

The project concept of bubble voyage was continued as balloon journeys on the occasion of the reopening of the Hermès store in Osaka in September 2018. This time, instead of soap bubbles, balloons were seemingly blown away by wind. The video screens functioned as windows on the facades of the houses offering a glimpse into the rooms of the buildings.

Hermès objects and the mannequin are carried away by the flying balloons, image credit: Nacása & Partners Inc. / Courtesy of Hermès Japon

The left window shows a view to a children's room, where it seems as if kids would throw toys around. In the other window, a plant seems to grow from the Hermès bag. image credit: Nacása & Partners Inc. / Courtesy of Hermès Japon

a small window with an elephant standing on a seesaw / Ginza Maison Hermès / Tokyo

  • material

    large windows
    modified LCD screens, polarisation filter, various

     

    small windows
    privacy filter, various

  • project assistance

    Elisa Polner, Clair Garcia-Webb, Clarissa Kellermann, Johannes Nortmann

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