LEATHER LOVE. Hermes

Hermès is a French manufacturer of quality goods established in 1837, today specializing in leather, lifestyle accessories, perfumery, luxury goods, and ready-to-wear

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Its logo, since the 1950s, is of a Duc carriage with horse

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http://uk.hermes.com/leather

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Hermes leather retail installation

Born in Krefeld (Germany), Thierry Hermès was the son of a French man and a German woman. The family moved to France in 1828.[2] In 1837, Thierry Hermès (1801–1878) first established Hermès as a harness workshop on the Grands Boulevards quarter of Paris, dedicated to serving European noblemen

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In 1922, the first leather handbags were introduced

Hermès is renowned for its handmade luggage and handbags. The company does not use assembly lines. Only one craftsperson, who may have been employed by the company for decades, makes a single handbag at a time, hand-stitching individual pieces with linen thread and using an awl

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One bag might require 18 to 24 hours to produce. The construction of each Kelly bag, for example, requires 18 hours to fully realize

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Hermès’s leathers come from all over the world. Customers may currently wait from six months to one year for delivery of one of the house signature bags

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Incidentally, should Hermès’s leather goods require repair, owners can bring an item to any Hermès store, where it will be shipped to the Atelier Hermès in Pantin, near Paris, for repair or reconditioning

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Vintage & worn (much lovelier in my opinion than off the shelf today!)

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1930’s steamer trunk

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I love the leather accessories & fashion ranges but I saw this and just thought it looked amazing….

Hermès’ creative director Pierre-Alexis Dumas has called architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines, who also designed Centre Pompidou in Metz to design the Hermès Pavillion. The beautiful exhibition space made out of cardboard tubes woven with paper aimed at creating a set of a nomadic modular structure

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The Pavillion’s configuration incorporated ceilings with different heights and rooms of different sizes making in such a way some of the spaces to feel more private and some others as if to be shared. The whole setting was also designed to make the viewers see themselves with the Hermès lifestyle

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