boat mirrors by jean-baptiste fastrez at galeries lafayettes
all images courtesy jean-baptiste fastrez

 

 

 

dressed in yacht-influenced fabric and material, the ‘boat mirrors’ installation by paris-based designer jean-baptiste fastrez pays tribute to the naval traditions of the city of toulon in france. developed for the galeries des glaces exhibition at the galeries lafayettes, the intervention draws visual reference from the nautical industry; the unusually large-scale frames are extensively wrapped in a selection of glossy and matte PVC panels along all sides, mimicking the construction techniques used for small blow-up boats.  situated at the grand staircase entrance of the upscale department store, the mirrors measure up-to three meters in height, flapping over the interior facade with loose straps and an excess of colorful vinyl.

 

 

boat mirrors by jean-baptiste fastrez at galeries lafayettes

the intervention is situated at the grand staircase entrance of the upscale department store

 

 

boat mirrors by jean-baptiste fastrez at galeries lafayettes

loose straps and excess nautical materials wrap the mirrors along all four sides

 

 

boat mirrors by jean-baptiste fastrez at galeries lafayettes

the mirrors mimic construction techniques used for small blow-up boats

 

 

boat mirrors by jean-baptiste fastrez at galeries lafayettes

the project pays tribute to the naval traditions of the city of toulon in france

 

 

boat mirrors by jean-baptiste fastrez at galeries lafayettes

 

 

boat mirrors by jean-baptiste fastrez at galeries lafayettes

some of the mirrors measure up to three meters in height

 

 

boat mirrors by jean-baptiste fastrez at galeries lafayettes