End: 29 Oct 2017
Location: Hermès Liat Towers
Address: 541 Orchard Rd, #01-02A Liat Towers, Singapore 238881
From 7 to 29 October, Hermès at its Liat Towers flagship store, is set to host THROUGH THE WALLS exhibition.
It is the first in the world showcase, created especially for Singapore.
Hermès has had a home in Singapore since the 1970s and its expansive boutique is the only retail location within the region to carry the full range of its home universe, in other words, home furnishings and accessories.
Back in May of 2016, following fifteen months of renovation, the Hermes flagship store at Liat Towers in Singapore where it has called home for the past 30 years, has re-opened, offering a retail experience across four floors topped off with a stunning facade.
The 670 sq m of retail and exhibition space features windows of different heights and sizes, angled and furnished with Venetian blinds to block out direct sunlight.
Visitors will discover the select levels of the store transformed in a striking scenography by Jean-Christophe Vaillant & Hervé Sauvage.
Most commonly applied to theatre design, scenography is the art of creating performance environments; it can be composed of sound, light, clothing, performance, structure and space.
Inspired by the anarchitecture of the late American artist, Gordon Matta-Clark, THROUGH THE WALLS deconstructs and reinvents spaces with humor and surprise, bringing each Hermès object to life
The result? An installation that sees spaces metamorphosed: architecture within architecture, a home within a home; the store becomes a place to live.
Guests can expect to experience the diversity of Hermès items for the home, with the highlight being the 2017 range.
The Link (Lien d'Hermès) is the main theme of this year's collection, both in its formal appearance and in its inspiration, drawn from the equestrian heritage of Hermès. Also included as part of accessories furniture is the Equipages d’Hermès collection -- a new family of valet furniture, combining functionality, moments of life and poetry with artisanal skills.
Notable pieces include the "Alvaro Siza" collection created in collaboration with the 1992 Pritzker Prize winning architect, the Zen-invoking Aes coffee table, as well as the made-to-measure Les Curiosités range with the scarf cabinet as showcase centrepiece fit for any luxurious home.
From tableware and decorative objects, to furniture, incredible bespoke items, wallpapers, furnishing fabrics, and even lighting... the common thread among all Hermès home objects is the balance of restraint with lightness, imagination and generosity.
Furniture tends towards the minimalist while the tableware, textiles, fabrics and wallpapers carry greater narrative and decorative weight.
Admission is free.
More photos here.