Objects, home textiles, furniture, furnishing fabrics and wallpaper! The 2018-2019 collections for the home are presented in a structured space designed by Charlotte Macaux Perelman, deputy artistic director for Hermès Maison with Alexis Fabry.
The installation consists of a series of seven oversized houses, each of a different colour and covered in glossy tiles, which float through the space in a game of perspective reminding a kind of ancient tribal city. Each room hosts beautiful and particular objects.
A new dinner service ‘A Walk in the Garden’ was also be unveiled for the occasion.
A Walk in the Garden tells the story of an English garden, of a place where flowers andforms flourish. A place where colours engage in informal dialogue, as familiar friends. The artist Nigel Peake has let his pencil glide from shrub to pathway. A freehand stroke running under the glaze. The palette is made up of four subtle, almost primary hues: bright orange, leaf green, buttercup and Prussian blue. “The garden is a place where shapes and colours grow. A place to let the imagination run free: beautiful, in its studied disorder,” explains this partner to the house of Hermès.
A Walk in the Garden, with designs that converge and intersect, leads from structured e ects to supple compositions. Twigs, leaves and grasses shoot up through latticed, chequered and herringbone motifs. Skilful planning underlies an air of spontaneity; that this is an English garden is without doubt. Emphasised each time by a band of light, a natural harmony occurs between organic freedom and graphic structure in the twenty pieces with as many di erent patterns. A single piece of porcelain focuses the eye, the better to free the mind to wander. With the entire service, everything springs to life in one and the same movement: a garden on the table.
Museo della Permanente, Via Turati 34, Milan
Open to the public:
Monday 18thto Saturday 21st April from 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday 22ndApril from 10 am to 6 pm