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As the holidays approach, Hermès presents its holiday windows “Gretas Party” at the Madison Avenue boutiques in New York City. As part of both their annual theme, Flâneur Forever, and an on-going artist window Vitrine D’Artiste program, Hermès announced Danish artist Nina Saunders as the designer for this years windows. Her installation depicts altered furniture pieces that have been upholstered with Hermès furnishing fabric prints from the late artist Robert Dallet and the iconic H Link graphic prints, arraigned to look as if they are dancing in celebration. The whimsical design creates a story between the boutique windows as characters from the men’s boutique across the street look as if they want to join the party at the women’s boutique.
Saunders had her breakthrough as an artist in the mid-90s at the Saatchi Gallery in London, and has exhibited worldwide since. She excels in creating work that is playful, questioning, and humorous. Her Hermès windows create a joyful scene while highlighting the craftsmanship and artistry of the company.
Saunders’ window installations will be on display through January 2016 at Hermès Madison, 691 Madison Avenue, and Hermès Madison Men, 690 Madison Avenue, both in New York City.