A Special View on 2010 Fall’s precious Carré ‚Jardins des Metamorphoses‘ designed by François Houtin for Hermès.
Two aesthetic universes inspired this carré. In renaissance Italy the painter Andrea Mantegna designed the plan of his house inscribing a circle within a ‚carré‘ like a square. In 18th century France, the chateau de Raray saw the surroundings of its courtyard adorned with a strange procession of sculpted animals, which later became the filmset of ‚Beauty and the Beast‘.
Size 90x90cm. Colors: bleu cendre and caban (CW02)