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The Hermès Wanderland exhibition; Saatchi Gallery

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The two garde-robe wardrobes – belonging to a man and a woman – the objects taunt eachother.

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Stroll with the person (or dog, or a flying plastic bag) in the animation to hear their inner thoughts played out…

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A typically Parisian sky, reflected in a puddle by a typically Parisian park bench

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The Cafe of Lost Objects, home to little objects left behind by the city’s flâneurs.

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Leave your ties at the doorway…

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A bag that’s handcuffed to the coat-rack

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‘Bull in a China Shop’, or an elephant, in French.

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Postpone your breakfast plans by one hour and make sure to catch the last of the Hermès Wanderland exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London tomorrow*. If you’ve stuck around the past few weeks and discovered the curious art of flânerie with me, you will also want to experience this. Eleven rooms, each with a reference to urban wandering, collecting and peeping – it’s a grand manifestation of the Hermès’ profound belief in flânerie. Just like their window displays and playfulness in branding. And if any objects seem a bit familiar, it is because they are precisely the ones you’ve seen in part 2 of my little Hermès adventure series – straight from the cosy Collection Emile Hermes, blessed by Menehould de Bazelaire, Director of the patrimony of culture at Hermès, of course.

See? The eggs can wait.

*There is still time to visit the Hermès Wanderland exhibition; 9th April to 2nd May (closes at 1pm last day); Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY. Free entrance.

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  1. such a beautiful exhibition! cool elephant!

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  2. A twisted display to entertain the mind, the perfect way to welcome the day

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  3. i wish i was in london to see it
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  4. I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to go to an exhibition so badly before! It really looks like a “wander”-land & I think I’d be able to spend hours there amongst all the obscure displays. These posts from you just kept getting better & more intriguing & I really wish I could go :(
    I wish there was one in Australia! Thanks for sharing though, your photography always catches the atmosphere perfectly.

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  5. Wow amazing exhibition. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  6. Very nice photos!

    L.A

  7. Amazing atmosphere! I looks like from another dimension.

  8. In all my years of living in London, I’m personally ashamed of myself for having never visited the Saatchi gallery! I’ve heard so many good things and these photographs really sell it…unfortunately, I only saw this post now and so the exhibition has probably closed. There is a certain haunting beauty about it, a magical darkness and simplicity that makes time almost feel still.

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  9. So magical!
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  10. Wow! Your work is just so incredibly inspiring. Perfect shots.
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  11. Thanks for sharing this. I really need to get out and explore more of london once i’m done with finals. till then, i have your blog to live vicariously through.

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  12. Wish I could have paid this exhibition a visit! It looks incredibly riveting.

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