Fruity Windows by Bethan Laura Wood for Hermès UK

Known for her colourful and vivid patterns, London designer Bethan Laura Wood was commissioned by French luxury brand Hermès to create artful still life installations for its UK stores this summer.

Called The Fruits of Labor,  the sets see the brand’s scarves and accessories displayed with juicy, oversized fruits and vegetables.

The installations wink at classical still life paintings – inspired by the work of French painter Henri Rousseau, they bring his busy and lush nature designs to life in 3D. Each piece of produce is visibly hand-painted, highlighting Hermès’ tradition of craftmanship and unique designs.

The windows are on view until the end of summer at Hermès stores in London, Manchester and Dublin. Bethan Laura Wood was also interviewed on the project by directional architecture and design magazine Pin-Up, exploring her relationship with Hermès and its scarves.

Homebuildlife recently highlighted the growing trend of creating surreal forms and styling with strange fruits. Subscribers can collect more references in our emerging trend report, Food As Art and fruit-inspired print and pattern inspiration, as well as reading an exclusive interview with Bethan Laura Wood that we published at the beginning of her design career.

– Gemma Riberti

Images courtesy of Angus Mills and Bethan Laura Wood’s website.

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