Hermès’ Leather Forever exhibit opens in Singapore this October 25 to December 13, 2015 at the ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay Sands.
The exhibit celebrates Hermès’ relationship with leather, presenting items from Hermès’ past as well as some of its latest creations. Craftsmen from the Hermès workshops in Paris will be present to demonstrate their art by creating some of its iconic bags on site.
Guests are invited to start their journey at the Little Room of Wanders at the historic Asian Civilisations Museum, featuring objects from the Emile Hermès museum in Paris’ Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
On view will be paintings, equestrian objects, ingenious mechanisms, rare books and unusual knick-knacks that have become a permanent source of inspiration for the house’s designers.
“With this ambitious project, visitors will have the chance to discover the rich and poetic expression of Hermès’ core métier,” said Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Artistic Director, Hermès.
“For the first time, in Little Room of Wanders, they can peruse some of the treasures assembled by my great grandfather Émile Hermès in his long life of collecting, shown alongside a number of original sketches by my uncle Philippe Dumas.”
Hermès was founded by Thierry Hermès in Paris in 1837, as a house of master harness- and later, saddle-makers. Six generations of enterprising artisans have learned and passed on the values of craftsmanship and creativity that have nurtured the house for over 170 years.
LEATHER FOREVER is at the ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
LITTLE ROOM OF WANDERS is at ACM Green, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore
October 25 to December 13, 2015
Open daily from 10 AM to 7 PM and up to 9 PM on Fridays
Admission is free.