Hermès Sydney discovers a new address. On Saturday June 13, Hermès reopened its doors in the heart of Sydney at a new landmark address. Situated at 155 King Street, in a heritage listed building dating back to 1914, The Trust Building is a significant milestone for the house.
The Parisian Maison has created an incredible fusion of Hermès collections to complement the natural environment that defines life in Sydney. The new store boasts and incredible space of 800 square meters and now showcases the full offering of Hermès’ sixteen métiers - including the most recent addition, Hermès Beauty.
The incredible entryway opens on the corner of King and Castlereagh Streets with powerful heritage arches cascading the perimeter, with an enchanting window transformation complete by French artist Julien Salaud. The Pacific Ocean is called upon the blue tones of the original marble interior.
The stand out hero piece at the heart of the store is of course the incredible meandering staircase designed by Parisian architecture agency RDAI. Created from marble and ash wood, the art piece was fashioned by steam and completed by hand. The double revolution creates an inviting pathway to descend to the lower ground floor. The wild balustrading of the wood in the breathtaking structure is reminiscent of the aerial roots of the great Australian Banyan tree.
The ground floor reveals Hermès’ métiers. Guests are first guided through jewellery and watches, then women’s and men’s silk collections, a dedicated leather universe and followed by the newest métier of Hermès beauty which is showcased alongside an expansive wall of perfumes. The overlooking mezzanine is a versatile area, one that can be transformed into an in-store exhibition space.
The lower ground floor showcases the detailed craftsmanship of the house with the equestrian, women’s and men’s universes including ready-to-wear and shoe collections. Excitingly, the Hermès homeware and furniture pieces will be displayed for the first time ever in Australia - this includes the complete range of tableware and home collections. Another exciting element is the six-seater table where guests can pause, relax, enjoy a coffee or even recharge their devices. A modern sanctuary.
A special curation of objects have also been developed to compliment the store. This includes a Birkin Bag with a design from French Artist Am.Cassandre embossed in gold leaf, a limited-edition silk scarf and of course a surfboard and skateboard – a nod to the quintessential Sydney outdoor lifestyle.
The new Hermès store combines the house's impeccable craftsmanship and rich history while echoing the wonders of Australia’s unique landscape and celebrating the spirit of surrounding nature. The buildings heritage has been respected with a unique harmony of classical and new interior architecture. An exciting world for existing clients and new visitors alike.