On the occasion of the Salone del Mobile 2017, Hermès came back to its old home, La Pelota, on Via Palermo, 10. Inside a pavilion full of light and built with natural materials, the new home collections, created under the artistic direction of Charlotte Macaux Perelman and Alexis Fabr, have been introduced to international design enthusiast. Inspired by a great Mediterranean house, the furniture, objects, fabrics and wallpapers and a new porcelain service all pay homage to the French maisons original métier as a harness-maker. With a new collection of ten pieces – dubbed ‘Lien d’Hermès’, and including a coat hanger, log basket and wine rack – the brand presents a pared back line in its signature brick bridal leather with touches of maple, lacquer, crystal, wicker and metal. Leather makes sense because it makes the link, in Hermès’ new collections of objects and furniture for the home. Its use re-engages with the first act of the saddler and harness-maker: it dresses objects as it dressed the horse. More precisely, the leather today reveals the objects as formerly it exposed the body of the horse. Renowned for their finesse, Hermès harnesses relieved the animal of the ceremonial trappings that concealed it and hampered its movements. The leather harness re-established full visibility of the physical beauty of the horse, and at the same time liberated its dynamic potential. The operation was twofold: aesthetic – rendering visible –, and functional – rendering mobile.
Rome, Piazza di Siena, Sunday 26th May 2019 – An exceptional experience and full immersion into the Rolex Grand Slam – the excellence of showjumping at the highest level – replays in my mind. Invited by Gobbi 1842, official Rolex dealer in Milan since more......27 May, 2019
The horse has always been one of infinite art forms’ favorite subjects. One of my absolute favorite horse photography is part of the coordinated image of Miart 2015. In 2012 Studio Mousse was commissioned to create a new graphic identity for miart, the International Fair......12 May, 2019
I’ll always remember the first time I discovered the marvellous creations of Bottega Conticelli. Saint Tropez, Athina Onassis Horse Show, May 2016. The champions of showjumping showing under a perfectly blue sky over beautiful Pampelonne beach, where the chef de piste Uliano Vezzani, designed his......02 April, 2019