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HARRY'S HITS MAYFAIR: Men's shoemaker Harry's of London is set to stamp its footprint on London's Mayfair. The label, which is partly owned by The Atelier Fund, whose principal investor is Richemont, will open a 400-square-foot boutique at 59 South Audley Street in September. The boutique, on the corner of South Audley Street and Mount Street, has been designed by the label's creative director, Kevin Martel, and architect Ed Church of the Paris-based architecture firm TCH.

The duo has designed the store around the idea of a library, and the space will feature sliding wooden ladders and shoes arranged on the shelves like books. The bijou space will also boast 13-foot high ceilings and parquet floors. "The eclectic area is so unique to London — traditional English shops juxtaposed with cutting edge luxury boutiques, in the midst of a chic, residential neighborhood," said Martel of the Mount Street area, whose current residents include Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs and Christian Louboutin stores. "The area itself has a very personal feel, which is exactly the type of service we seek to offer our clients."

ART IN MOTION: Hermès' traveling art exhibit, H-box, embarked on the fourth leg of its global tour last week when it took up residence at London's Tate Modern gallery. The futuristic looking structure, which resembles a segment of honeycomb, was designed by architect and artist Didier Fiuza Faustino. Inside the pod, a screen shows the work of eight young video artists, including Alice Anderson, Sebastian Diaz Morales and Su-Mei Tse. "I really like the work of Su-Mei Tse, she's a very subtle and graceful artist," said Pascale Mussard, co-artistic director of Hermès, as guests sipped cucumber martinis in the gallery's cavernous Turbine Hall. "[All the artists] push us and help us to see from a different angle." H-Box will reside at the Tate until Aug. 17, when it travels to the Yokohama Triennale in Japan.
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