Marc Domage © Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, 2014
(from the press release)
Kelvin Lim, is one of the 12 finalists for the third edition of the Prix Emile Hermès international design award, on the theme “Time to yourself”.
Window Seat explores the limits of private space. Lim’s armchair creates a private window space, made from tubular steel and concealed behind a curtain of elastic cords.
‘Today, we no longer need to retreat behind thick walls or into some distant forest to make time for ourselves. My design offers a moment’s isolation, with a play on the blurring of indoor and outdoor space.’ – A vision of ‘Time to yourself’, according to Kelvin Lim.
Kelvin’s project was one of 12 shortlisted from 700 entries by designers in 54 countries, by a jury of design professionals chaired by Italian designer and architect Michele de Lucchi.
The winning entries will be announced on 23 May 2014. The exhibition will continue online at www.prixemilehermes.com for several months.