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Meet the artisans and discover Hermès’ responsible and sustainable model

Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, 10 Bayfront Ave, 018956, Singapore
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Price: Free admission


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Meet Hermès’ artisans and discover the unique craftsmanship at the heart of the house’s creative and innovative spirit.

From 1st October to 9th October 2022, Hermès is delighted to invite
the public to meet its artisans and discover the unique craftsmanship
at the heart of the house’s creative and innovative spirit. Set against
the spectacular backdrop of Marina Bay and the iconic city skyline,
“Hermès in the Making” will be held at the Marina Bay Sands Event

Durability, quality, innovation, transmission and functional aesthetics are values that have guided the creation of Hermès objects since 1837; values that resonate with the key challenges of our time now more than ever.

Laid out in a welcoming, open-plan manner inspired by a craftsman’s workbench, the scenography of the event features four themes that form the basis for the history and life of the house: preservation and transmission of know-how, respect for and quality of materials, commitment to the long-term, and regional anchoring.

This exploration of Hermès’ contemporary manufacturing will show how objects designed to last are created using artisanal techniques. Crafted from the finest materials, they develop a patina, become more beautiful over time, and allow themselves to be passed on and repaired. Precise engraving or carefully printed colours that make silk scarves sing. The skilful saddlestitching of a Kelly bag or the crafting of a pair of gloves. The ingenuity and experience required to repair a bag. The patience needed to bring the new Hermès H08 watch to life or to adorn a Chaîne d’ancre bracelet with diamonds. The meticulousness required to paint the Fauves de Nuit design on the rounded edge of a white porcelain plate. The dexterity necessary to assemble the Hermès Vivace showjumping saddle.

Travelling to meet the public, artisans from the different métiers of the house bring with them their tools, their materials and their expertise.

Guided through the exhibition by a play on colours, visitors can expect many playful and unique activities along the way.

The exhibition incorporates a variety of interactive games that appeal to all five senses – including workshops focused on dexterity, musical composition using round knives, and colouring – allowing the public to enjoy a special experience aligned with their own wishes and interests. They will also be able to watch the films from the “Footsteps across the World” collection produced by documentary filmmaker Frédéric Laffont, which expresses Hermès’ unique connection with sustainable development.

Throughout the event, two conferences will give attendees a greater insight into the topics of craftsmanship and the preservation of know-how, as well as innovation and transmission.

Following the “Hermès in the Making” exhibition in Singapore, the travelling event will next be held in Kyoto (Japan) in November 2022.

For information or registration, please contact 
Coralie Vincens cvincens(@)

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