Torafu Architects, Tokyo
The objects could imply anything, from their era, the trend at the time, the feelings of the owner, why they were chosen, their function, and whatever else.
I designed the displays for the objects of the Hermès S/S 2017 Collection inspired by the book “Catalogue of Impossible Objects” by Jacques Carelman published in 1969, together with one of my favorite artistic currents: ‘Surrealism’. This, combined with the illustrations of poetic, ironic and absurd objects in the book, resulted in these sketches.
Some displays exhibit a single object, like the ‘Scarf bag’ showing a scarf which seems to be a bag and therefore impossible to use, or sometimes the objects are placed together in fantasy machines, as in the ‘Check-in belts’ or the ‘Eat-drink-wheel’ showing objects of the home collection, the inspiration coming from the 1588 ‘Book-Wheel’ by Italian-Swiss inventor Agostino Ramelli (a piece of furniture created in order to read several books simultaneously).