《皮革永恒》(Leather Forever) 主题展览是为了庆祝爱马仕与皮革之间的紧密联系—皮革是该公司最初的用料。该展览将向访客展示诗情画意般的场景，探究爱马仕对优质材料的热爱，展现爱马仕以往和最新的名品。来自巴黎爱马仕作坊的工匠将展示皮革工艺，在现场制作其标志性的手袋。
- ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Hermès was founded by Thierry Hermès in Paris in 1837, as a house of master harness, and later, saddle makers. It is by handling the finest leathers — chosen, cut, sewn and polished with expert skill – that six generations of enterprising craftsmen have learned and passed on the values that inspire Hermes’ dynamism: attachment to quality, perfectionism (even in hidden details), and respect for time, all conjoined with creative verve.
We hope visitors will enjoy this playful evocation of the relationship between Hermes and leather, a tale with many a twist yet to come. Behind the fun and games, though, they may also find some simple, profound answers to that desire for things of lasting worth, a desire that is so powerfully resonant in this new century.
Rooms 1 & 2: Savoir Faire
Room 3: Time Savers
Room 4: The Horse, The First Client
Room 5: The Spirit of the Nomad
Room 6: Discretion and Simplicity
Room 7: Fasteners or Beauty Spots?
Room 8: On the Beltway
Room 9: Variations on Kelly and Birkin
Two bags. Two legends.
Both were born under a muse’s inspiration. World famous, immediately recognisable, soon both were inspirations in their own right. Clients, both famous and discreet, wanted “the same, but different”, and added their own personal touch. Artists have played a thousand variations on these two themes. The poets and composers of leather and colour have come up with endless incarnations. Miniaturised. Coloured. Outsize. Historiated. Married. Crossover. Amused. Punk. Jazz. Folk. Rock. Baroque.
Room 10: When Dreams Become Reality
Room 11: The Patina of Time
Room 12: Star Bags
Film Screening: Hearts and Crafts
“Hearts and Crafts” is a documentary that pays tribute to the artisans of the numerous Hermès métiers.
Directors Frédéric Laffont and Isabelle Dupuy-Chavanat shine a light on the men and women who bring the house's objects to life. In the four corners of France, from Paris to the Ardennes, from the Lyonnais to Lorraine, they opened the doors of the house's workshops to lift the veil on those who master the gestures and the savoir-faire of the saddler, the leather craftsperson, the crystal and glassmaker, the jeweller…
Laffont and Dupuy-Chavanat have captured the sounds of leather and crystal, the song of silk and metal, the words of the men and women and also their silences. In their cinematic testimonial they have brought together these sparks of life, enthusiasm, pride and passion, as each craftsperson assembles a handbag or a piece of jewellery. Step by step. Meticulously. With passion and respect, in the quest for excellence.
View the film stills and teaser below.