This project began during our stay in the Swatch Art Peace Hotel Artist Residency Shanghai in 2015. After being initiated to traditional kite’s making techniques, we wished to share this unique craftsmanship and our personnal poetic vision of time by creating unique pieces for Shang Xia (Hermès).
In The Moment has been presented as the new project of Shang Xia‘s Cultural Object offer. Elegantly displayed in a case, six objects inspired by the heavens celebrate the beauty of the present moment.
The master piece of this box-set is a Flying Sky kite that invites to cherish the time passing. The kite is entirely hand-made by one of the last Chinese kite master in Weifang, Master Hongli. Its simple geometrical structure is made of three assembled bamboo sticks. A sky’s fragment is printed on a crafted unwoven fabric which is appended to the structure.
(Photos credits © Studio Élémentaires)