levi van veluw crafts wood veneer display for Hermès, shanghai levi van veluw crafts wood veneer display for Hermès, shanghai
sep 22, 2014

levi van veluw crafts wood veneer display for Hermès, shanghai

levi van veluw crafts wood veneer display for Hermès, shanghai
all images courtesy of levi van veluw

 

 

 

for the Hermès store in shanghai, dutch artist levi van veluw pays homage to the ongoing relationship between the french luxury fashion house and chinese heritage with dynamic window display depicting the journey of a horse. each panel reveals a moment in the animal’s journey frozen in time; in the first pane, the majestic creature — traditionally noted as a symbol of intelligence and warmth — hurriedly sets out from a french atelier, causing the interior items within to sail downward toward the floor from gravity’s pull; the second display sees him venturing across exotic lands, surrounded by the brush of leaves and trees; finally, the large horse arrives in china, carrying exquisite hermès  goods. with an intricate mastery of craftsmanship and attention to detail, levi has crafted all of the both small-scale and massive sculptures in the window display from wood veneer, rendering a warm-toned environment for the shanghai storefront.

levi van veluw hermès in shanghai
levi van veluw pays homage to the ongoing relationship between hermès and china

levi van veluw hermès in shanghai
a warm-toned horse sits at the forefront of the wood veneer window display

levi van veluw hermès in shanghai
each panel describes a different point of the animal’s journey

levi van veluw hermès in shanghai
hermès items surround the horse’s frame

levi van veluw hermès in shanghai
objects from the studio space display are rendered in wood veneer

levi van veluw hermès in shanghai
the animal’s hurried path sends the objects in the room sailing to the floor

  • I am not much for overpriced merchandise, but they can afford wonderful displays. This clearly outshines the products. Hermes may have gotten more than they wanted.

    Jim

    jimCan says:
  • super

    sudheesh says:

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