Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota has taken over high-end department store Le Bon Marché in Paris, including a run of 10 windows. The exhibition, entitled ‘Where are we going‘, features boats woven from white yarn, inviting visitors to sail towards a fresh start.

Some 150 boats from around the world, from all cultures and of all sizes, figuratively sail across the space at Le Bon Marché, with hollowed out metal hulls, seemingly drawn with a pencil, suspended under the store’s central glass roofs.

On the ground floor, a large wave has been created that visitors can walk through, called ‘Memory of the Ocean.’

This is beautiful ethereal design at its best.

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