shigeru ban + Hermès: module H
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apr 20, 2012
shigeru ban + Hermès: module H


‘module H’ by shigeru ban + Hermès
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japanese architect shigeru ban has joined forces with french luxury brand Hermès to create ‘module H’, a modular
screen and partition system unveiled at milan design week 2012 for their home furnishing collection. hearkening to a
collaboration with french interior designer jean-michel frank in the 1930s, the aluminum panels may sculpt internal spaces
or surface existing walls. the iconic and patented ‘H’ penetrates metal sheets in a stacked and loosely interlocking fashion,
slightly offset to create an asymmetrical and grid-like pattern. the lightweight framework is supported with discreet steel supports
which may be screwed into a wall and then concealed with a circular aluminum piece that matches the external finish.

based upon a 90cm square module, the system can accommodate a range of square or rectilinear components which may be
inserted into the slots with a simple fitting. easily removed and adjusted, the elements can be upholstered with a range of
colored leathers, skins and fabrics with trademarked designs for continuously changing and diverse motifs or murals.
options for surface pigments include champagne, charcoal and silver.


screened corridor
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seam between colored patterns
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discreet aluminum support
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room divider
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leather panels insert into the ‘H’ slot to make flexible designs
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large square panels
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mosaic of leather panels
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panel colors and patterns
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detail of leather panel
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triangular and sloped panel for visual depth
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sign and vase inserted into the screen
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portrait of shigeru ban
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