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

shigeru ban + Hermès: module H

‘module H’ by shigeru ban + Hermès corner detail image © designboom

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 image © designboom

seam between colored patterns image © designboom

discreet aluminum support image © designboom

room divider image © designboom

leather panels insert into the ‘H’ slot to make flexible designs image © designboom

large square panels image © designboom

mosaic of leather panels image © designboom

panel colors and patterns image © designboom

detail of leather panel image © designboom

triangular and sloped panel for visual depth image © designboom

sign and vase inserted into the screen image © designboom

portrait of shigeru ban image © designboom

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