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
The legendary “it” bag and luxury status symbol, the Hermes Kelly, has been magnified by 15 times its original size for a special exhibit in London. Luxury goods company Hermes teamed up with Selfridges to present the “Kellydoscope,” a unique customer experience that showcases, using video technology and special effects, what it feels like to … Continued
Hermes has released “Les 4 Mondes”, a coloring book for kids and adults. 12 pages with 24 designs for you to fill with color! “Les 4 Mondes“, which is likely the most expensive coloring book in the world, is priced at $130 and is available now from USA.Hermes.com.
French luxury goods firm Hermes have created this viral video featuring some Fingerboard skate action and their current Fall/Winter 2010 Collection. The video – directed by Alexis Milant – follows a hand with a trademarked orange skateboard as it glides, flips and skates over handbags and accessories.
The Orion Suitcase is designed by Gabriele Pezzlini and made of aluminum reinforced with carbon and Kevlar. The interior is lined in a fine, natural cowhide.
China’s ever increasing economic clout has again been reflected in a survey on consumer tastes in luxury goods which has shown the nation not only knows what goods it wants, it most certainly now has the means by which to buy them. A report released this week by Bain & Company has claimed China is … Continued
Hermes rejected on Wednesday “an attack” on its capital by luxury goods giant LVMH, sounding the start of what could become a bitter battle for control of one of France’s most iconic brands. The head of LVMH, Bernard Arnault announced he had bought 17 percent of his rival Hermes, insisting that this does not herald … Continued
Luxury conglomerate LVMH said Saturday it had taken a 14.2 percent stake in Hermes but denied it wanted to take over the French luxury goods firm. The company controlled by French businessman Bernard Arnault said it wanted to boost the stake to 17.1 percent at a total cost of 1.45 billion euros (two billion dollars) … Continued
Hermes has opened its first boutique for its new brand Shang Xia — a bold strategy that highlights China’s growing importance to luxury goods companies. “We are very moved — this is like the birth of a child,” Hermes chief executive Patrick Thomas said ahead of the inauguration of the shop in Shanghai. The store, … Continued
For a few seasons Hermes had been playing with fairy-tale plots and characters while creating ad campaigns. And for their Fall 2010 ad campaign, HermÃ¨s have decided to teach us some new ways to wear â€” or rather, to use â€” our scarves. With the help of Constance Jablonski and Jonas Mason, we now know … Continued
HermÃ¨s has unveiled a high-tech modular saddle featuring a tree made of carbon and injected thermoplastic. â€œThis is at the heart of the essence of HermÃ¨s, which is about marrying tradition and innovation,â€ said HermÃ¨s artistic director Pierre-Alexis Dumas. As you can see in on the pictures, this HermÃ¨s â€œTalarisâ€ Saddle is a highly structured … Continued
Created by Gabriele Pezzini, HermeÌ€s Design Director, this extremely ergonomic travelling companion has exceptional functional and aesthetic qualities. Its brushed anodised aluminium shell, the interior surface of which is reinforced with carbon and Kevlar, provide unparalleled resistance to wear and tear. The luggage is subtly highlighted with two natural cowhide handles â€“ an unmistakable reference … Continued
For a few seasons Hermes had been playing with fairy-tale plots and characters while creating ad campaigns. However the new Hermes campaign for Fall Winter 2010/11 – clearly inspired by Sherlock Holmes – is something different though no less interesting. The HermÃ¨s’ campaign features Constance Jablonski in an array of menswear inspired looks from the … Continued
Hermes has unveiled its latest advertising campaign showcasing its watches against a series of equestrian-themed images. The set of advertisements depict horses in a variety of dramatic scenes and odd locations, running alongside images of the watchmakers newest models. The pictures were taken by Tim Flach, and each image is separated by the brand’s ribbon, … Continued
Designed by French architect and designer Marc Berthier, the new Carre H watch is an avant-garde addition to Hermes’ watch collection. Inside, the watch houses the Swiss automatic Sowind/Girard-Perregaux caliber GP3200 movement with a power reserve of 44 hours. The case, in titanium, measures 36.5mm x 36.5mm. The crystal is an AR-coated sapphire (as is … Continued
There are limits to how far a luxury company can diversify its operations without diluting its brand or confusing consumers, experts said this week. A jeweler might successfully launch a perfume but a handbag maker might not and it is easier for a jeweler to look credible producing watches than it is venturing into making … Continued
The luxury goods market is rebounding from the slump caused by the global recession, but analysts say upscale sellers will be facing a hard slog due to changing demographics and lingering consumer caution. Global luxury goods industry sales are expected to grow four percent in 2010 to 158 billion euros (195 billion dollars) after a … Continued