Japanese architect and writer Kengo Kuma, who has been awarded the distinction of Officier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France, has designed the boutique for the Chinese brand Shang Xia. The Hermès subsidiary, located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, designs luxury clothing, furniture, and other decorative objects featuring elegant and refined Chinese craftsmanship. The artist’s inspirations abound in the rue de Sèvres boutique. First of all, its transparency and clarity, characteristic of Japanese architecture. Then white, raw wood and immaculate lighting predominate. When you walk through the door, the place is like a bird’s nest in which the creations are delicately exposed. The walls resemble real braids similar to the Japanese braiding: the kumihimo. A true haven of peace and harmony in the heart of the Parisian frenzy.
Flora Di Carlo