Thursday, March 24, 2011

Living in Style:The new Hermès Rive Gauche

Hermès just opened their new flagship store in Paris, Rive gauche. Built in a 1935 old swimming pool of 2,500 square meters, decorated by Denis Montel out of amazing disposable wood structures. “It is a new stage for Hermes, confirms Pierre-Alexis Dumas, artistic director. We finally crossed the Seine. What is new for us, is the rise to power of the universe of the house, of arts of the table. We republish the timeless furniture of Jean-Michel Frank. One will explore the carpet, the wallpapers, the furnishing fabric.”

Wood huts showcase furniture and accessories

 “We had so many clients ask us to do our silk and cashmere prints as fabrics and cushions,” says Hélène Dubrule, general director of Hermès’s home division, “We thought it made sense to put some into production. We are giving our customers a chance to live in Hermès.”

A dressing table and chair designed by Jean-Michel Frank

The original mosaic-paved pool with a Frank table

A trio of nesting tables

Images from Elle Decor

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