Zim & Zou Craft Colourful Worlds for a Hermès Window Display

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French design studio Zim & Zou’s Hermès window display, at the brand’s Dubai boutique, is a rainbow-hued fantasy land, crafted entirely from paper.  

Taking inspiration from nature, artists Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann, the duo behind French design studio Zim & Zou, have conjured two miniature worlds entirely out of paper for the Hermès window display in Dubai’s Mall of Emirates.

Zim & Zou's Hermès Window Display in Dubai

Wilderness reigns supreme in the vibrant little habitats of Forest Folk. In one, an Hermès-orange tree stump is topped with a village of toadstools, home to a community of minuscule creatures. In the other, towering lotus flowers set the scene for an enchanting microscopic city. In both, a sense of playful wonder captivates the attention of passers-by, inviting a lingering look into these imaginative creations that provide a curious backdrop for the brand’s upscale merchandise.

Zim & Zou's Hermès Window Display in Dubai

This is just the latest of the studio’s collaborations with Hermès. Two years ago Zim & Zou installed a series of animals crafted from leather in the windows of the brand’s Shanghai flagship, and in 2014, they designed a paper fox den, which was on view at the Barcelona boutique.

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