Concluding 2018’s annual theme of Play, New York-based creative director and still life artist Sonia Rentsch sends an open invitation for all to come and play in her window installation, En Passant.
For Rentsch, the notion of play conjures a sense of place linked to her childhood – building a tree house with grand visions of utopia, foraging for pillows and blankets, creating fortresses out of chairs and tables, beyond the realm of reality. Rentsch’s sensibility of play is inextricably linked to a poetic understanding of dreams and imagination.
Centred around childhood memories and play spaces, En Passant is modelled after Rentsch’s childhood home, and the doll house that her father built. Hermès objects such as the Balcon du Guadalquivir table service, Equilibre d’Hermès magnifying glass and various leather accessories complete the scene. Transforming itself into a three-dimensional game, the installation cleverly integrates a chessboard as flooring for the doll house, while oversized chess pieces help navigate the viewers through the rooms, stairwells and hallways.
Venue: Hermes Windows, 541 Orchard Road, Hermès Liat Towers
When: 28 Nov 2018 - 25 Feb 2019, 10.30am - 8pm
By: Hermès Aloft