3 Feb 2024 By May Ng

Hermès TRESSAGES ÉQUESTRES Tableware Collection


These intertwined cotton and leather threads bear the imprint of Hermès, not only in the artisan’s hand but also in the horse, the rider and the ties that bind them.

Tressages équestres was inspired by the passementerie and braiding used in the harness making that lies at the house’s very origins. This dinner service, designed under the artistic direction of Benoit Pierre Emery, creative director of La Table Hermès, offers a subtle mix of figurative and abstract representations.
Comprising twenty-seven pieces, including ten new hollow-ware pieces, it is designed
to complement cuisines from all over the world. The omnipresent kaolin white of the porcelain is a perfect showcase for Virginie Jamin’s designs.
Her lines – fine or dense, but always precise – give volume to the textures they illustrate.
Zesty colours of lemon and mint contrast with petrol blue and the natural shades of fibres and leather.

Playing with scale, motifs differ from one piece to the next. Each combination of objects is balanced, creating as many stories as there are compositions.