Colours, volumes, and patterns take centre stage in a new installation presented by Hermes called Species of Spaces, that hosts a collection of the brand's home accessories from various eras under one roof.
Exhibited in the brand's Dubai Mall store, the installation also pays homage to the heritage of colour that has been present in the brand's visual identity since 1837.
Curated inhouse by artistic directors Charlotte Macaux Perelman and Alexis Fabry, the installation presents various home objects against softly coloured and patterned architectural volumes composed of simple geometric shapes.
Creating a dialogue between form, colour, and materials, the collection include furniture, lighting, accessories, textiles, fabrics, wallpaper, and tableware. This collection consists of neither Hermes' latest products nor its classic items, but a combination of objects from various times that are set under a single roof the very first time, highlighting the brand's continued interest in know-how, craftsmanship, material exploration and experimentation, as well as a design sensibility that evolves with time.
In addition to the types of obects on display, Species of Spaces ia also a dialogue between materality, showcasing a diverse range of materials and uses including leather, paper, porcelain, cashmere, and bamboo; as well as an insight into various artisinal gestures such as saddle stitching, burnishing, and embroidery.
The architectural volumes raise the objects to eye level, celebrating the brand's design evolution while maintaining its traditional roots.