shigeru ban's paper house pavilion for Hermès
shigeru ban's paper house pavilion for Hermès shigeru ban's paper house pavilion for Hermès
apr 13, 2011

shigeru ban's paper house pavilion for Hermès

shigeru ban’s paper house pavilion for Hermès image © Hermès




japanese architect shigeru ban has collaborated with french luxury brand Hermès to create a paper house pavilion on show at milan design week 2011. located inside Hermès Maison, the structure follows in the architectural style of ban, constructed from paper.

overview of the pavilion image © designboom




a wooden frame is in place which acts as the support for paper tubes which are placed vertically to form the walls of the structure. paper is then woven horizontally across through these ‘columns’ to close off the space, offering more privacy. the house is open on each end, allowing visitors to walk through the structure with ease. the pavilion stands as an exhibition space for the first contemporary furniture collections designed for Hermès with pieces by enzo mari, antonio citterio denis montel and eric benqué, along with new home furnishing fabrics. these furniture objects are arranged within to create a real domestic space.

image © Hermès

up close of the woven paper walls image © designboom

interior walls image © designboom

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interior view image © Hermès

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roof structure image © designboom

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structural details image © designboom

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detail of the woven walls image © designboom

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architect shigeru ban portrait © designboom

  • Just great!Soft,natural,relax,elegant…

    juleta says:
  • Fantastic design, very impressive – but the booth structure dominates the scene and overwhelms the exposed objects. At a trade fair, the collection should be the major attraction and not the booth itself.

    astrid says:
  • Actually, perfect example of design being irrelevant to the purpose…

    Shabnam says:
  • clean and nice

    ASphere says:
  • Move on, his earlier work displayed the potential of these materials better. This architecture is a little boring, no clear geometric moves other than a pitch roof typology.

    double d says:

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