Hermés Modernizes Deco By Bending & Braiding Wood!!!

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The primary design element at Hermés is a series of sculptural, 
oversized, freestanding, braided ash wood "huts"!!!
Towering & bending upwards from the swimming pool floor ......
they focus the eye towards the original ceiling of sky lights!!!!

Combining natural light & the lighting designed by RDAI .....
results in a ceiling that feels as if it is under-water!!!!!

In addition, the graceful movement of the ash staircase, 
& the leather-covered handrails, continues the same pool quality,
evoking the movement of water & the motion of waves.

I adore the creativity & innovation at Hermés, rue de Sevrés ....
And sincerely hope you do too!!!! 

Mosaic Detail from Lutetia Pool Defines New Hermés!!!

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My biggest fascination at Left Bank's new Hermés is the mosaic detail!!
All of the mosaic work is part of the original Lutetia pool.
I love the color pallet and the mix of patterns ......
especially the metallic touches .......
and the gold & black accents!!!

RDAI re-creation of the mosaic patterns ........ 
for the new metal grillwork of the heating ducts & the 
screen that covers the back wall, shows incredible attention to detail!!!

I took a zillion pictures & was almost crawling on the floor .......
I love these mosaic accessorations .......
they're so contemporary & fresh looking!!!
DIVINE!!!!

Hermés Crosses the Seine to 1935 Art Deco Landmark!!!

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I am the ultimate Hermés junkie .......

So, my first stop in Paris was the new Hermés on the Left Bank!!

For it's first swim across the Seine ....
Hermes created a luxe, contemporary design masterpiece!!!!
Integrating the art deco landmark details of the 
Hotel Lutetia's swimming pool ......
with modern concepts from RDAI architects .....
Creating unique space with braided ash "huts" .......
& maximizing the incredible volume!!!!

Adding florist, bookstore, & cafe to the luxurious mix!!!
This store is the ultimate MUST-SEE for 2011!!!

Hermés
17 rue de Sevrés
tel 01 42 22 80 83