Petit H Art Pop-Up at Hermès
The flagship Hermès store in King St has undergone a serious revamp. And to celebrate, the iconic French brand is having an art show with a difference.
The space has decorated with fantastical repurposed Hermès products, alongside new limited edition art pieces created from recycled materials care of some of the world’s best artisans. It’s all via Petit H, Hermès upcycling concept founded in 2010. While each item is on sale, the event is worth it for the artistic experience alone.
Alongside the items on display, an animated film created by Melbourne artist and designer Daniel Agdag, which pays tribute to the brand’s message of “a creation in reverse” - an ethos founded on the idea pieces can be made not with a preconceived idea, but as a reaction to the available materials – will also show in-store.
The exclusive Petit H creations will be presented in a light-brown monochrome setting consisting of cardboard shelves and risers – designed to echo the Petit H workshop in Paris and its “materials store”, from which the objects are derived. These will include such one-of-a-kind objects as the Kangoumou and the myset fanciful-sounding, Stool Apron.
Entry to the Petit H Pop-Up is free but the exhibition only runs until Thursday 25 November, so fashion and design lovers need get in quick.