Textile design for Hermès
Shops in China and South Korea
Chinese red and purist white. East meets west in the sweeping curtains
designed by Aleksandra Gaca for the new Hermès
shops in Wuxi and Harbin, two Chinese metropolitan cities. The impressive
construction in Wuxi is composed of thirteen lengths of material each
10 meters high. Merging lines and stripes form the pattern. Nine nuances
of colour, from flame red to dark aubergine, were created by playing
with threads in just three tints of red. Details such as irregular golden
stripes and rhythmic floats give the fabric a clear vertical structure.
Through such techniques these exceptional curtains capture the attention
both from a distance as well as close up.
This commission was received from Rena Dumas Architecture Interieure
(RDAI), the Parisian design bureau responsible for interior design for
Hermès worldwide. Further commissions are a subtly striped transparent
design for the Hermès boutique in Shanghai in China and a glass
curtain for the Hermès
shop in the Shilla hotel in Seoul, South Korea.