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Hermes’ New Home

Plan de Paris

Plan de Paris

If you happened to have been in Paris last week for Maison & Objet, we hope you had a chance to stop by Hermes‘ new home on Rue de Sevres.  Created from a space that was once the Lutetia hotel’s indoor swimming pool, the store’s most striking feature (besides the original tile mosaics that line the walls and floors) are the three 20′ tall “huts” made of latticed ashwood.

Soaring Glass Ceiling and Ashwood Staircase

Soaring Glass Ceiling and Ashwood Staircase

“I had a moment of vertigo when I first visited,” Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Hermes’ artistic director, explained.  “I asked myself, how can we turn this into a warm and protective space?”

A Hut Becomes A Home

A Hut Becomes A Home

While we would spend hours browsing the gorgeous fashionable accessories Hermes has to offer, we certainly wouldn’t want to miss the company’s new focus on interior decor – fabrics, wallpaper, carpets and Jean-Michel Frank numbered furniture re-editions.

Saddles and Purses

Saddles and Purses

And of course, no fabulous Parisian boutique would be without a signature cafe (Le Plongeoir is a tea bar) and flower shop (Baptiste).

Flowers by Baptiste Pitou

Flowers by Baptiste Pitou

So for those of you who are fortunate enough to be heading to Paris this spring (like our friend, Lisa, from Hamptontoes!), you’ll have to add this sumptuous store on your “must visit” list.

A Sneak Peek

A Sneak Peek

P.S.  And for those of you who can’t make it to Paris, click here for a video tour!

Photos via Hermes

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11 Comments

  • Reply hallie February 2, 2011 at 3:48 am

    Wow! That is absolutely unreal!

  • Reply pve February 2, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Reminds me of a light fixture from design within reach….wish that shop was within my reach today….to take me away from all this snow and ice. It looks modern yet warm! Maybe I will hop in Lisa’s valise….to Paris!
    pve

  • Reply The Zhush February 2, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Leave it to Hermes to come up with something THIS fabulous! So great, thanks for sharing this here!

  • Reply pretty pink tulips February 2, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Just breathing the air in this rarefied store was fun. I came away with a new bracelet, which will be a lifelong reminder of my visit there on my birthday. Lisa is in for a treat!!!
    xoxo elizabeth

  • Reply quintessence February 2, 2011 at 11:05 am

    I read about this, but these are wonderful shots. Love this little visit but of course would adore to do it in person!

  • Reply hip hip gin gin February 2, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Wow, this is just breathtaking! I wish Paris was on my Spring itinerary.

  • Reply Stitchfork February 2, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Could do some laps around that reinvented pool area!
    xo Cathy

  • Reply Kelly February 2, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Oohhh…hoping to visit Paris this summer and will definitely be stopping here! I didn’t know about the focus on interior decor – will have to check that out : ) xo Kelly

  • Reply Kate from Party Resources February 2, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Jaw dropping – I need to return to Paris – stat! xx

  • Reply arriette February 3, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    a little teleportation in the hermès rive gauche shop here :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1NDBp-nhvM

  • Reply lauren February 4, 2011 at 10:14 am

    that is so gorgeous. i haven’t been to the lutetia since i was a little girl. what a transformation!!

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