Hermès & Jochen Gerner

Hermès Jochen Gerner
Hermès Jochen Gerner
Hermès Jochen Gerner
Hermès Jochen Gerner
Hermès Jochen Gerner

“Life is a permanent obstacle race, and that’s what makes it so attractive,” states Jochen Gerner, a celebrated French German illustrator known for his minimalist style, regarding his collaboration with Hermès. Truly, his illustrations eloquently convey the essence of showjumping: with deft strokes of his China ink markers, vibrant obstacles, saddles, grooming tools, and saddle pads come to life in Hermès’ latest ceramic collection. A must-have for all equestrian enthusiasts morning coffee (or afternoon tea?).

Over the years, Hermès has cultivated collaborations with artists and designers to infuse fresh perspectives into its timeless creations. At the heart of the collaboration with Jochen Gerner was a mutual appreciation for the beauty of simplicity and the power of storytelling and the Saut Hermès, sponsored by the maison every year. Gerner’s minimalist illustrations, often inspired by everyday objects and experiences, offered a fresh interpretation of Hermès’ iconic motifs. From playful depictions of equestrian themes to whimsical explorations of dogs, Gerner’s artworks breathed new life into the world of graphic design.

Indeed, the collaboration between Hermès and Jochen Gerner underscored the importance of fostering interdisciplinary dialogue within the creative industry. By bringing together the worlds of fashion and illustration, Hermès and Gerner demonstrated the potential for collaboration to inspire innovation and push artistic boundaries. The partnership served as a testament to the transformative power of collaboration, highlighting the value of diversity and exchange in shaping contemporary culture.

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