The latest Hermès home collection was presented at Milan Design Week, at La Pelota (Brera area).
Celebrating multifaceted beauty, the visual aesthetic of Hermès’ creations for its Maison line is drawn from a form of archaism, natural vigor, and minimalism. The installation’s scenography does away with all excess with a geometric structure raised by iron rods and concrete along the 1200 m2 of the old pellet hall. The space, conceived and designed by Charlotte Macaux Perelman (co-artistic director of Hermès Maison), was shaped by an interplay of grids and lines that created a radical and powerful structure. Inside, it was possible to discover each object of a collection that expresses the Maison‘s know-how and precision.
The brand’s savoir-faire is transmitted through exceptional elements: hand-blown and molded glass for the minimalist Souffle d’Hermès lamps; a traditional leather upholstery for Conservatoire, the revisited chair from the 1930s; the ultragraphic motifs embroidered by hand, stitch by stitch, on Cordélie rugs.
The demand for organic materials is also strongly evident in the use of bronze, glass, wood, and leather, presented in their most elementary manifestations or juxtaposed.
Equestrian references appear in the porcelain breakfast service with cheerful Saut Hermès lines, and in the rugs and blankets, with an imaginative touch.
This is the very essence of design, drawing inspiration from materials – and expressing itself through specialist know-how – to create enduring, contemporary objects that grow more beautiful with age.