festival des métiers - a rendez-vous with the hermès craftspeople

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Photo report from :
21 – 27 May 2013
Taken at Saatchi Gallery, London

This engaging public exhibition provides a fascinating insight into the traditions and values of Hermès in the crafting of fine objects; an animated presentation that encourages interaction by giving visitors the opportunity to meet and exchange with the Hermès’ artisans and experience first-hand their unique savoir-faire.

Festival des Métiers unlocks the poetic and unique crafts that are the essence of the house of Hermès, as their craftspeople reveal the mastery of their métiers. Visitors will see the famous Hermès silk scarf printed before their eyes and to rhythmic sounds of the artisans’ tools, handbags, watches, fine-jewellery and other iconic objects from Hermès will be brought to life during the course of the exhibition.

Festival des Métiers arrives in London from China where it has been exhibited in Beijing and Shenyang, after London it will travel to Düsseldorf. The exhibition is presented in a contemporary setting by acclaimed designer Paola Navone.

credit : text by Saatchi Gallery
reporter based in London, Chittima Lohthong

Technique video: Saddle stitching by a Hermès master craftsman. Mr. Vincent Léopold, Hermès saddler Paris. Click the link below.

Technique vidéo: Piqué sellier par un maître artisan d’Hermès. M. Vincent Léopold, sellier Hermès Paris. Cliquer sur le lien ci-dessous.