news
  • Dec. 01st - Dec. 05th 2021
    new project

    Design Miami: our new installation "embodied nature" commissioned by Maison Perrier-Jouët will be unveiled!
    An artistic experience to nurture sensibility to the living world

    Design Miami / 2021

  • Nov. 11th - Nov. 14th 2021
    curiosity cloud

    an updated "curiosity cloud" for Maison Perrier Jouët is on show at the 8th West Bund Art & Design fair in Shanghai. We are very happy that our collaboration with Perrier Jouët continues and insects flutter again at West Bund Art Center:
    2555 Long Teng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China

    Westbund

  • Oct. 22nd - Oct. 31st 2021
    new project

    DESIGN ART TOKYO: First stop of our new collaboration 'I am Nature'with maison Perrier Jouet dealing about biodiversity.
    to be shown at Gyre.Food

    Design Art Tokyo

  • 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

  • Nov. 4th - Dec. 12th 2021
    exhibition

    "MADE IN: Crafts — Design Narratives", a Travelling Exhibition stops in Schneeberg Germany including our project 'ratio' executed in collaboration with the stonemason Beno Ogrin.

    Schneeberg

  • 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