Petit h l Hermes

Petit h, creation in reverse

At the petit h workshops, we do everything in reverse – or rather crossways. An object is born of existing materials, the latter breathing life into the former. At the crossroads of the house's know-how, craftsmen, artists and designers work hand in hand. Their challenge is to take a new look at materials, to reinvent, innovate and create dreamlike and useful objects.

Petit h stops over in Singapore !

In the heart of the Hermès Liat Towers, the essence of petit h flows intrinsically. From a fish-shaped bag to a suspended vase or even a mushroom paperweight, the latest objects of petit h join the city’s luxuriant flora.

Practical Information

From 22nd November to 15th December, 2019.
10:30am to 8pm daily
Hermès Liat Towers
541 Orchard Road

Discover the objects of petit h and join a craft workshop to create your own object under the guidance of a guest artist.

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

Objets volants by Jérôme Gelès

Welcome to Jérôme Gelès’ galaxy of UFOs.
Until mid-October, the Sèvres store window features the work of this visual artist, who occupies the space with flying objects that are both fantastical and in touch with reality. All constructed with the traces of our consumer society  – mobile assemblies of cogs, pieces of machinery, parasols, old televisions, boxes or other packaging – his works, reminiscent of  Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions, call into question our relationship with modernity and the reuse of materials.
The artist will present several creations specially designed for the petit h scenography, including an object with a six-metre wingspan, in which he hopes to fly...
In the season's window, Jérôme Gelès’ mobile objects are in good company, flying with Adrien Rovero’s “Frisbee”, Gilles Jonemann’s “Flying Teapot” and the feathers of Godefroy de Virieu’s “Jeu Bresilien”.