French artists craft rainbow-hued fantasy land for Dubai Hermes’ window displays

MAR 8, 2017 | By Nupur Ashok Sarvaiya
Wilderness reigns supreme as papercraft duo Zim&Zou conjure up a vibrant paper universe for the window display of a new Hermes store in The Mall of the Emirates, Dubai. Forest Folks is a collection of curious characters that live inside a woodland realm, peeking inside their habitats and homes.
Each piece in the installation is a miniature village populated with tiny characters. Two vitrines host a pair of colourful scenes, each carefully cut, crimped, folded and fashioned from various styles and shades of paper sheets.
In one, an Hermes orange tree stump is topped with a village of fungi and 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 passersby, inviting a lingering look into these imaginative creations that provide a curious backdrop for the brand’s upscale merchandise.
The duo, composed of Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann, was inspired from lush landscapes, botanical life and motifs found in nature to design this complex, grandiose world of paper parts.
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Where: Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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