news
  • april 15th - mai 31th 2021
    collection release

    Entomarium extinct
    We are very happy that our collection consisting of a table lamp, a wall lamp and a chandelier, is now on show at Victor Hunt. Dealer. in Brussels.

    Victor Hunt. Dealer.

  • dec. 8th 2020 - june 6th 2021
    exhibition

    BOLD AND FREE!
    The Invasion of Hidden Objects - the second cooperation with the MAK Vienna. Creative approaches to masterpieces of applied Arts once again convey the diversity of the MAK Collection in an unconventional and imaginative way.

    bold and free /MAK

  • 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

  • July 04th – July 10th, 2021
    workshop

    We are looking forward to be back in Boisbuchet this summer for a workshop, in which our group will build a new chandelier for Boisbuchet.

    Boisbuchet workshop

  • 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