The fourth edition of Hermès “home universe” collection, Hermès en lumière, was launched at the Milan Furniture Fair. To launch the collection which includes lighting for the first time, the French fashion house picked the magnificent late 18th-century Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan.
The Hermès Lighting Collection features three sets of LED lighting. The Lanterne d’ Hermès was designed by French light scenographer Yann Kersalé, while the Pantographe and Harnais were designed by Italian architect Michele de Lucchi.
Yann Kersalé found his inspirations for the Lanterne d’ Hermès from old sailing and carriage lamps. It’s a modular light with a rechargeable battery that can be used indoors and outdoors.
Pantographe and Harnais designs are inspired by Hermès’s equestrian heritage and architect’s drawing tools. The Pantographe collection features a large floor light, Lampadaire Arche, this beautifully finished light features a slender frame, double-dimmer system, silk twill shade and a leather-covered flex. Michele de Lucchi’s six piece collection took three years to design. Managing director of Hermès, Hélène Dubrule, described de Lucchi as a “poet of lighting”.
Furniture pieces on display included new versions of a chair, console and a bench designed by Jean-Michel Frank in 1926. This collection, limited to 50-100 pieces are made from wrought iron and hand-patinated bridle leather.
Items from Philippe Nigro created, Curiosités d’ Hermès collection were also on display. The three piece collection inspired by the “cabinets of old” features items made from exquisite materials such as ebony-finished pear wood, graphite Porosus crocodile and ebony Bosphore horsehair.
Source: Telegraph UK