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Hermes Furniture Collection Jean-Michel-Frank

Hermès furniture collection by Jean-Michel Frank

Hermes Furniture Collection Jean-Michel-Frank

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 architect Rena Dumas, who designed Hermès stores and who was married to Jean-Louis Dumas, the chairman of Hermès from 1978 to 2006.
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LVMH increases Hermes stake to 20 percent

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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 that as of Dec 17 it held 20.21 percent of Hermes after buying more shares on the open market.
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What it feels like to be inside a luxury handbag

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 be inside the iconic handbag.

The Kellydoscope, which stands 4 meters (13 feet) high, took more than five months to develop. Every detail of the regular-sized Kelly has been faithfully reproduced on the giant tan leather-bound and beige toile fabric-lined one.
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Louis Vuitton, Chanel top China’s most-wanted list

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 now the fastest-growing consumer of leather goods and jewelry worldwide.

Its overall luxury market has grown 23 per cent this year, meaning it’s on target to reap some 84.3 billion yuan (9.2 billion euro).

But what the world really wants to know is what are the Chinese after. According to this report, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci are the most lusted-for brands.
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Hermes rejects LVMH foray, luxury battle in offing

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 a hostile takeover but that he simply wanted to become a “friendly” long-term shareholder.

“If you want to be friendly, Mr Arnault, you should withdraw,” retorted Hermes executives Bertrand Puech and Patrick Thomas.
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LVMH Takes Minority Stake in Hermès

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) but was not seeking even representation on the Hermes board.

The move makes LVMH the largest Hermes shareholder after the heirs to the family share of around 70 percent.

There has been speculation about the future of Hermes, known for its fine leather goods and silk scarves, since the death of its charismatic head Jean-Louis Dumas.
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Shang Xia store Beijing

Hermes launches new brand in China

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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, a picture of minimalist chic, offers clothing, home furnishings, shoes and tableware — a collection inspired by tea, and made from traditional Asian materials such as bamboo, cashmere and porcelain.
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Film – Hermès “La Vie Comme Un Conte”

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, Hermès have decided to teach us some new ways to wear — or rather, to use — our scarves.

With the help of Constance Jablonski and Jonas Mason, we now know we can use scarves and ties as Zorro-esque capes, masks, and as escape/entrance methods.
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Hermès Talaris Saddle

Hermès has unveiled a high-tech modular saddle featuring a tree made of carbon and injected thermoplastic.

“This is at the heart of the essence of Hermès, which is about marrying tradition and innovation,” said Hermès artistic director Pierre-Alexis Dumas.

As you can see in on the pictures, this Hermès “Talaris” Saddle is a highly structured saddle that improves on the fit and ride as never before.
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Hermès Orion Suitcase

Created by Gabriele Pezzini, Hermès 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 – an unmistakable reference to the Hermès travel world.
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Hermes F/W 2010 : Constance Jablonski

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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 Hermès’ campaign features Constance Jablonski in an array of menswear inspired looks from the collection, and nods to the brand’s timeless silk scarves.

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Hermes Timepieces 2010 Ad Campaign

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, which reads: Hermes Sellier – Hermes Horologer.
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Hermes Carre H Watch

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 the display back) and it is water resistant to 30 meters.
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Luxury brand diversification does have limits

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 handbags, they said.
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Luxury market rebounding

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 painful 8.0 percent decline in 2009, according to the consulting firm Bain & Company.
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Jean-Paul Gaultier Is Leaving Hermes

Jean-Paul Gaultier, the enfant terrible of French fashion, is stepping down as designer of women’s ready-to-wear for Hermès.

He will be replaced by Christophe Lemaire, who has revitalised Lacoste since and has also worked under Christian Lacroix and Thierry Mugler.

The spring-summer 2011 collection, to be presented in October, will be the last designed by Gaultier for Hermès.
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