wake-up call! these are the final days of hermès wanderland, an immersive showcase of the illustrious fashion house at saatchi gallery. the exhibition refers to the very origins of hermès and its initial range of products which had everything to do with travel, exploration or simple flânerie if you were a bourgeois parisian. quintessentially a part of 19th-century life in the city of light, flânerie is all about revelling in the unexpected and this activity incorporates dreaming and freedom of spirit. the exhibition presents a scenography by set designer hubert le gall which instantly enders visitors into flâneurs with a paris-inspired landscape as its backdrop.
the eleven rooms present a series of installations in various media, created by a diverse selection of artists. from the parisian square, to the covered passage, or a café of forgotten objects this veritable extended cabinet of curiosities will delight and intrigue visitors, inviting each of them to open their eyes, free their minds and be enveloped by the colour, sounds and images that surround them. the objects on display have been carefully gathered from the vast hermès archive, the museum collection of émile hermès in paris, and hermès’ contemporary collections [on through may 2]. location: saatchi gallery, duke of york's hq, king's road [knightsbridge].