HERMÈS LEATHER FOREVER
25 October - 13 December 2015, Freeo Admission
Leather Forever celebrates Hermès’ relationship with leather, the first material tamed by the house. The exhibition takes visitors on a poetic journey exploring Hermès’ love of this fine material, 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 the art of leather working by creating some of its iconic bags on site.
About the Exhibition
At Hermès, leather has always been more than a material. It is a world, a language that speaks to and inspires the five senses. Grain and flesh: the words speak volumes. Leather has its textures and perfumes. Its colours. It looks beautiful. It smells good. Tanned, dyed, cut, assembled, stitched, patinated, polished – it sings when it is crafted and when it is caressed. It has presence. Transforming, refining, embellishing and blending it with other materials, giving it multiple appearances, shaping it to clients’ desires, letting it live lives that may be adventurous or discreet: that is the Hermès passion.
To relate and share this passion, the house has conceived Leather Forever, a travelling exhibition that is now calling in at ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.