An armchair in paper microfibers, a white cashmere felt with golden threads, a centerpiece in enameled copper sheet. Hermès returns to Pelota space in via Palermo, a postmodern space in the heart of Brera, to offer the public its new collections for the home which, after the months of lockdown, are a return to concreteness, to the physicality of matter. To do this, he chooses a refined multisensory installation, with ten (very elegant) stands decorated by hand by young scenographers of the La Scala Theater and a magical background sound created ad hoc by the Mexican composer and sound artist Manuel Roca Iturbide (together with Antonio Fernandez Ros and Rogelio Sosa).
The new Hermès collection, therefore, is all to be discovered and listened to, among sounds, lights and objects such as the papier-mâché chairs made by Lecce artisans, the white tablecloths woven with gold threads and the chiseled stone tables. Objects that reveal the meticulous work of the craftsman, the imprint of the hand, the texture of a raw and natural material.
Among the novelties of the collection, the Sillage armchair, a seat with an organic shape and generous dimensions, which offers us an intimate relationship with the material. Designed by the designers of Studio Mumbai, Sillage is made of wood covered with an innovative cellulose microfibre compound and varnished and painted by hand, one line after another.
A real technical feat, then, is the Sialk centerpiece, with the unmistakable Hermès monogram. A simple object yet with a very long genesis because it is born from a copper sheet then dyed with enamels applied to stencils that require different laying times and different firings, up to the final result: a great wealth of textures and chromatic contrasts played on the fusion of the different pigments on the raw material.