Hermès Arceau Marqueterie de Paille watch

Hermès Arceau Marqueterie de Paille

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 [...]

Hermes Chess Set

Hermès Chess Set

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.

hermes FW 2011 campaign

Hermès F/W 2011 Campaign by Nick Knight

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.

hermes petit h

Hermes Petit h collection

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 [...]

Jean-Claude Ellena

Meet Jean-Claude Ellena, ‘scent writer’ for Hermes

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 [...]

Hermes India

Hermes launches luxury saris

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) [...]

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