Shigeru Ban pour Hermès | Salone del Mobile 2011
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has collaborated with french lifestyle brand Hermès to create a paper house pavilion for Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan, Italy. Following in the style of Ban, the pavilion is made of paper.
A wooden frame is in place which acts as the support for paper tubes which are placed vertically to form the walls of the structure. Paper is then woven horizontally across through these ‘columns’ to close off the space, offering more privacy.
The house is open on each end, allowing visitors to walk through the structure with ease. The pavilion stands as an exhibition space for the first contemporary furniture collections designed for Hermès with pieces by Enzo Mari, Antonio Citterio, Denis Montel and Eric Benqué, along with new home furnishing fabrics.