Paris luxury brand Hermès has announced the arrival of Festival des Métiers in London; an exhibition showcasing 10 different Hermès crafts at London’s Saatchi Gallery, 21 May – 27 May 2013. Working just as they would in the Hermès workshops in France, the craftspeople will be at the exhibition for 7 days making a wide selection of Hermès objects by hand.
This engaging public exhibition provides a fascinating insight into the traditions and values of Hermès in the crafting of fine objects; a 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, ties, 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 and open to the public from 22 May – 28 May 2013 (10am – 6pm Daily) at the Saatchi Gallery: Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4RY. Visit the Saatchi Gallery website for more info.