Festival des Métiers, is a travelling installation of Hermès’ artisans around the globe, showcasing their time-honored craftsmanship while interacting with public who want to witness some of the process in crafting Hermès coveted and sought after jewelry, clothing, watches, scarves, saddles and leather bags.
tofashionistas.com attended the exhibit while they were in Toronto at Design Exchange last week and we are here to bring you some of the highlight from the event. Here are some of the stations are the artisans behind them.
Sertisseur – Gem Setter
Remailleur – Twin-Set Linker
Horloger – Watchmaker
Peintre Sur Porcel – Porelain Painter
Dessinateur – Engraver
Imprimeur Sur Soie – Silk Printer
Sellier – Saddler
Maroquinier – Leather Worker
In all, the exhibit gives us a glimpse into the exquisite and meticulous details of Hermès’ hand-craft process and a new found respect to craftsmanship.
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. Hermès has continued to grow while remaining a family company, with a uniquely creative spirit that blends precision manufacturing with traditional craftsmanship.