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17 Apr ’11

Hermès Furniture Collection Finally Revealed

Filed under: Furniture — Tags: , , , , — Sahar @ 4:05 pm

Checking out one of my favorite websites, Yatzer, I came across their post with the Hermès collection in details as revealed in Milan this past week. Most people were looking forward to the final debut of this long awaited collection. In my post about Hermès  Maison, the collection was still vague, with information of their collaboration with Dedar for their wallpaper and home fabric collection.

Well known architects, Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines, designed the exhibition space, the Hermès Pavillion , the furniture however was designed by Enzo Mari, Antonio Citterio and RDAI Studio.

The beautiful exhibition space was mainly made out of cardboard tubes woven with paper. The Pavilion  incorporated  rooms of different sizes resembling the spaces of a home, some private and some shared. When pieces have such simple structure and form, quality is crucial. The luxury prevails through the material used and the fine finishing details of every part of every piece.

Description of the collection by Yatzer

Strong, imposing, lavishing and comfortable are the words to describe the new Métiers collection, which combines high quality materials and some stunning details. Enzo Mari designed a desk, a chair and a small storage coffer. The desk covered in smooth bull calf gives flair of luxury and sustainability. The chair made from Canaletto walnut, the noblest wood according to Mari, polished to a silken finish, is a beautiful object, which represents Hermès’ elegance and high quality craftsmanship. The storage coffer, with geometric marquetry also stands out as a unique piece, which has a storage drawer, covered in leather. The combination of wood and leather further enhance a sense of class and the smooth finishes of the furniture emphasize their clean lines. The stunning marble tables by Mari one oval and one round, with legs covered in smooth bull calf leather epitomize the sophisticated character of the brand.

Part of the Hermès furniture collection, is the Matières Collection by Antonio Citterio who was fascinated by the tradition of French decorators embodied by Jean-Michel Frank. Drawing inspiration from the nomadic origins of Egyptian or Greek folding stools, and the Pippa collection of folding furniture designed by RDAI studio – Rena Dumas and Peter Coles – in 1987, Citterio creates some remarkable pieces that merge the traditional and the contemporary in unexpected ways. Here again wood meets leather and steel and fabric.

Info and photo sources: Yatzer | Stefania Vourazeri

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