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Petit h, re-creation time!

Petit h is a promise in itself – a promise of free and playful creativity creation. Its work is based not on a preconceived idea, but on materials that other Hermès métiers have not used. By combining them in a thousand and one different ways, artisans, artists and designers create unique objects with shapes and uses that proclaim loud and clear the creative detours they have been destined to take. This is what we call creation in reverse.

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For the festive season, petit h tools up for fun

Presented in a multi-sided utility kiosk, the new tools in the petit h hardware store celebrate the festive season at Faubourg. From a screwdriver to a tape measure, an apron to adhesive tape, clothes pegs, button sets and leather plasters, petit h tools up with everyday or eccentric objects designed to last, to gain a patina, in order to be passed down from hand to hand.

Come and discover the objects by petit h at 24 Faubourg Saint-Honoré, until August 2021.

When the objects talk about their makers

  • A proudly fluid salt shaker

    “I was born of the imagination of student from ECAL, the cantonal art school in Lausanne. My designer assembled a jacket button and a crystal bottle, both fitted on a section of leather using a fragment of cork; everything came together to make me a proudly fluid salt shaker. All it took was a clever mind to meet skilful hands for me to come into being, a one of a kind.”

  • The sweet melody of dreams

    “At petit h, every object has its own unique music, and I am no exception to the rule. I arose from an ingenious hybridisation of a round music box, meticulous leather sheathing punctuated with a silk cord, and a dreamlike key. It can take the form of a cock feather or a duffel coat button – the stuff of dreams, surely?”

  • Behold, a foal!

    “My designer, Marjolijn Mandersloot, specialises in producing giant, life-size or oversized animals. I am the newest member of a family comprising an elegant fawn, an exotic giraffe, and a collection of pandas. My skin is made from soft leathers, and microbeads make my body extremely mobile.”

  • Terrazzo: a material full of treasures

    “My story began in antiquity, when unused fragments of marble from villas or statues were combined with chalk to form a noble and original material known as Terrazzo. In a laboratory in Veneto, Nicolas Daul and Julien Demanche – the two designers who created me – struck on the idea of using this age-old know-how and adding a petit h touch. I am made up of pieces of Hermès’ history: metal buckles, padlocks, mother-of-pearl buttons, and more. I am a shape-shifter; I can transform into a coffee table or jewellery.” 

Photography: Alexandre Guirkinger