Hermès is pleased to open the doors of its new home in Emaar Square Mall, located in the Asian Side of Istanbul. Designed by the Parisian architecture agency RDAI, under the direction of Denis Montel, the 343-square metre space represents the graceful transformation of Hermès in Istanbul.
“The opening of our new store at Emaar Square Mall in Istanbul shows Hermès’ commitment to Turkey and salutes the vibrant energy of this magnificent city” explains Francesca di Carrobio, General Manager of Hermès Turkey. This new Hermès store, the third in Istanbul, is located on a mall which have a common architecture for each exterior façade. The store looks like a small house, spread across two levels with a balcony and several large windows, some covered by bronze metal openwork musharabia panels, adding a further architectural expression distinctive of the region.
The store has two entrances located on each side of the building. Inside, and beyond the Hermès ex-libris set within the familiar Faubourg mosaic, the high-ceilings space and the curved walls reveal a thoughtful arrangement of the Hermès universes while the signature Grecques light patterning courses along the ceil- ing complement the linear composition of the ground floor. The staircase, located in between the two entrances, was designed as a monolith block in Quartzite, an Italian stone. Enhanced by dark green walls, the stairs invite the visitors to go upstairs and discover women’s and men’s ready-to-wear collections.
The windows display for the opening have been designed by Anna-Wili Highfield, an Australian artist known for her beautifully-crafted paper sculptures. The composition of the opening windows is inspired by running horses and beautifully colourful Hermès objects.
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