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  • opening June 25th
    exhibition

    'idea of a tree' in Chicago
    "exploring the idea of nature in design as a multifaceted engagement with landscape, materials, technology, and traditional ways of making"

    Art Institute of Chicago

  • June 18th - September 25th
    exhibition

    'nocturnal cloud' as part of the exhibition "Listening to the Earth" at mudac Lausanne

    mudac Lausanne

  • on show till December 31st
    exhibition

    the exhibition "Forms of drinking" shows the glass as a design theme and an object of everyday life.
    Our project 'Access' is a set of six drinking glasses, confronting people with the global distribution of clean drinking water.

    Punta Conterie / Murano

  • March 27th - Nov. 6th 2022
    exhibition

    'LeveL' in the exhibition
    "the new human" at the Große Kunstschau Worpswede

    Worpswede Museum

  • ongoing
    exhibition

    we had the pleasure to co-curate the new MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna. Within the permanent exhibition one can find as well a few of our projects like 'the idea of a tree', 'limited moths' or 'LeveL

    MAK Design Lab

marine mirage

a whimsical underwater scene for Hermès

  • year 2019

  • category staging & 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