The Hermès Wanderland exhibition; Saatchi Gallery
The two garde-robe wardrobes – belonging to a man and a woman – the objects taunt eachother.
Stroll with the person (or dog, or a flying plastic bag) in the animation to hear their inner thoughts played out…
A typically Parisian sky, reflected in a puddle by a typically Parisian park bench
The Cafe of Lost Objects, home to little objects left behind by the city’s flâneurs.
Leave your ties at the doorway…
A bag that’s handcuffed to the coat-rack
‘Bull in a China Shop’, or an elephant, in French.
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.