COLOUR PLAY

Hong Kong Tatler Homes - - EDITOR'S NOTE -

A flash of bold hues greeted the guests of Her­mès, which show­cased its home col­lec­tion in an im­pres­sive pur­pose­built ex­hi­bi­tion at La Per­ma­nente. The mu­seum housed soar­ing struc­tures clad in 150,000 hand­made glazed tiles from Morocco ren­dered in shades of turquoise, am­ber, sea green, si­enna and more. The im­pos­ing ar­chi­tec­ture, which took a month to con­struct for the week-long ex­hi­bi­tion, was designed to con­trast with the whim­si­cal, de­tail-ori­ented pieces that make up this year’s col­lec­tion. “We wanted to work with scale. Most of the pieces this year are small, so we cre­ated tow­er­ing struc­tures; the height is em­pha­sised by the use of stairs in the scenog­ra­phy,” says Char­lotte Ma­caux Perel­man, co-artis­tic di­rec­tor at Her­mès. In line with the mai­son’s over­all theme of “play,” the home metier fea­tured whim­si­cal pieces as well as ref­er­enced games, most no­tably the tan­gram, which was the in­spi­ra­tion for the cre­ations of Ital­ian artist and de­signer Gian­paolo Pagni. Given the brand’s his­tory as a sad­dle maker, ex­quis­ite leather de­tails and pieces were all but ex­pected. We found dream­catch­ers and neck­lace busts made with wood and leather, plus a finely crafted leather drawer on the Vice-Versa oc­ca­sional ta­ble. A stand­out was The Pli’h se­ries—dec­o­ra­tive desk ob­jects crafted out of a sin­gle sheet of bri­dle leather and held to­gether with four stitches of white linen thread. her­mes.com

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