news
  • June
    new commission

    We are very happy that the MK&G Hamburg (museum for arts and crafts) commissioned the "riparian cloud" for their permanent collection which includes species which are extinct or endangered in the area of Hamburg.

    MK&G Hamburg

  • June 12th - Jan 9th 2022
    exhibition

    Our commissioned 'riparian cloud' is on show at the "Heimaten" exhibition at the MK&G Hamburg. The exhibition is curated by Amelie Klein

    MK&G Hamburg

  • May 25th - Oct. 3rd
    exhibition

    our project "ratio-s" is part of the "Climate Care" exhibition at the MAK during the Vienna Biennale.

    MAK Vienna

  • april 09th - sept. 12th 2021
    exhibition

    "colourful kinaesthesa"
    The workshop results from our 2019 workshop in Boisbuchet are travelling with the "Colour and the Senses" exhibition to Lille.

    COLORS, ETC.

  • april 01st – august 15th, 2021
    exhibition

    "Design by Time exhibition" — currently on show at the The Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco.
    With it our projects 'isochrone', 'day by day' and 'the idea of a tree'

    design by time

  • 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 spatial 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,

  • team

    Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, Elisa Polner, Monja Hirscher