David Lynch Takes Over Department Store Windows in Paris

09/15/2009 8:33 AM |

David Lynch window display at the Galeries Lafayette department store

As previously mentioned, museum studies and display aesthetics only became formalized after department store windows got people thinking about how we display the objects we covet. So what to make of the purposefully perplexing window displays David Lynch has designed for the Galeries Lafayette department store at 40 Boulevard Haussmann in Paris?

Well, for Lynch the displays in the exhibition I see myself (through October 3) are “like jewelery boxes. They’ll present scenes with landscapes and characters that evoke the machine, abstraction and woman.” Of course, that just about summarizes Lynch’s entire oeuvre and, as you’ll notice, most of the displays are like diorama versions of his films.

(via Boing Boing)