Festival des Métiers – A rendezvous with Hermès craftspeople
21 - 27 May 2013
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.
Admission to Festival des Métiers is free. 21 May – 27 May 2013, 10am – 6pm Daily
Hermès was founded by Thierry Hermès in Paris in 1837, as a house of master harness-making and later saddle-making. Since that time six generations of enterprising artisans have explored new markets and new skills. Now international in scope Hermès has continued to grow while remaining a family company, with a uniquely creative spirit that blends precision manufacturing with traditional craftsmanship.