Hermès on the Left Bank
Last week Hermès opened their 3rd Parisian store, and first (after 130 faithful years at 24 Faubourg St-Honoré, and 18 on the Ave George V) for the Left Bank! (The brand’s pop-up store, at 16 rue de Grenelle, has now closed.) The enormous new, 2-floor, space occupies the Hôtel Lutétia’s Art Déco (1935) former swimming pool. The store, Hermès’ second largest in the world, devotes 40% of its massive 2,000m2 to homewares, with magnificent displays of furniture, rugs, wallpaper and fabrics. Mosaics abound, and the enormous space contains 3 ashwood cocoons, light and airy and over 8 metres tall, which provide intimate themed spaces. You’ll also find a florist, a bookhop and a tea room. More Hermès news: this clever video ‘Take a Ride’ by Alexis Milant was released online last week.
17 rue de Sèvres, 6th. www.hermes.com