Hermès honours the ancient art of straw marquetry, a form of expertise that has become extremely rare, with these two beautifully dialed watches. Marquetry (also spelled as marqueterie) is the art and craft of applying pieces of veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures. Presented for the first time on a … Continued
French fashion house Hermés have created a luxurious chess set as part of their Spring-Summer 2012 collection. The hand-sculpted set is carved from Brazilian rosewood and mahogany, laid out on a 95cm board made from Clemence taurillon leather.
The Autumn/Winter 2011 campaign of Hermes is shot by legendary photographer Nick Knight, featuring Alana Zimmer and Isaac Carew. The campaign reinterprets the artisan tradition and hand-craft synonymous with Hermès for the twenty-first century.
Hermès has launched a new collection dubbed “Petit h”, a series of “unidentified poetic objects” formed from defective inventory and factory-floor leftovers. Various artists have created a series of one-of-a-kind handcrafted accessories and toys ranging from leather stuffed animals to porcelain beaded bracelets. The items are part of the Petit h collection, which is being … Continued
Jean-Claude Ellena is a perfumer who never wears perfume, whose tools are pen, paper and memory, and who sees his work as “nose” for the French luxury house Hermes as that of a “scent writer”. “In a perfect world, I wish perfumes were never worn at all,” smiled the 64-year-old master perfumer as he welcomed … Continued
French luxury goods maker Hermes has launched a limited edition Indian sari range to “connect” with Indian culture as it target buyers in new markets. Indian women may wear Western dress to the office during the day but for weddings and other formal occasions they often prefer to wear six-yard (five and a half metre) … Continued
Hermès, the luxury Parisian fashion house, says it cannot produce enough silk scarfs and luxury handbags to meet soaring demand. The 174-year-old company, regarded as the must luxurious of the super-luxe labels, announced a 50% jump in first-half profits to €291m due to huge demand for its Kelly and Birkin handbags in the US and … Continued
Hermès has a new star for Fall 2011 Campaign. Isaac Carew was photographed by Nick Knight for the luxury brand.
This Hermes leather work station for iPad allows you to prop up your device up for working or viewing media. The work station also doubles as a protective cover. Crafted using of ebony evergrain calfskin, the 10.2″ x 8.5″ cover is priced at $1,400.
The “When Tools Meet Inspiration” Ad Campaign by Hermes features Jacquelyn Jablonski photographed by Nick Knight. The Spring / Summer 2011 ad campaign introduces the tools that Hermes uses for their products.
Louis Vuitton is the world’s most valuable luxury brand for the sixth consecutive year according to Millward Brown Optimor’s 2011 BrandZ study. The brand, owned by Paris-based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has a value of $24.3 billion, an increase of 23 percent from 2010. That’s almost as much as the combined values of Hermes, … Continued
The French luxe brand Hermès will launch its first furniture range during the Salone del Mobile, running April 12-17. Artistic director Pierre-Alexis Dumas has teamed up with designers including Enzo Mari, Denis Montel, and Antonio Citterio to create furnishings, furniture and accessories that will be available in select Hermès stores this fall. In addition, as … Continued
French luxury brand Hermes is cashing in on the popularity of the iPad 2 with cases that cost more than the tablet itself. The Hermes Swift (left) is a slipcase made from calfskin leather that costs a whopping $820. It comes in 10 different colors. The Hermes Station (right) is a book-style cover, made from … Continued
Hermès has come out with the ultimate well-dressed gentleman’s accessory – a valet stand in solid mahogany, fine leather and brass with ebony detailing. The luxe piece is a limited edition re-issue of a classic item created for Hermès in 1930 by famed French decorator and designer Paul Dupré-Lafon. It features a calfskin hangar for … Continued
The Arceau wristwatch imagined in 1978 by Henri d’Origny lends itself ideally to a pocket-watch version. Its asymmetrical attachment and its lugs naturally invite a cord-strap fixed to the arch like a stirrup leather to a stirrup, thus evoking the saddle- and harness-making origins of Hermès. Whether in a trouser or jacket pocket, the manner … Continued
Here’s a sophisticated new watch from Hermes that will be hitting the market later this year- the Grand Arceau Moon Phase. Known for its saddle/leather goods and uber-expensive silk ties and scarves, Hermes has really stepped up its watch game the past few years. Available in black or silver dial, the Arceau Grande Lune watch … Continued
As part of Maison, the new furniture line recently unveiled in Paris, Hermes will re-release certain iconic pieces that Jean-Michel Frank designed in 1924. Among them is the Confortable armchair, a straw-marquetry screen, a shagreen-covered vanity and the designer’s X-base dining table. Previously, the company’s furniture was limited to Pippa, a small collection by the … Continued
LVMH said Tuesday it had increased its stake in smaller rival Hermes to more than 20 percent, sparking fresh speculation about its ultimate intentions. Mr. Arnault surprised the family behind Hermès two months ago by announcing he had racked up a 17.1% stake in their company. LVMH said in a statement to the market regulator … Continued