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Hermès Petit H Creates Beguiling Pieces Designed To Make You Smile
Hermès Petit H Creates Beguiling Pieces Designed To Make You Smile
Impeccable materials, expert craftsmen and boundary-pushing collaborators come together at Hermès Petit H, which creates beguiling pieces designed to make you smile
Kissa Castaneda

They say creativity is driven by constraints. They also say that freedom is necessary in order to produce truly ground breaking work. Seldom do these two conditions collide, but this is exactly the case at Petit H.

Considered the younger sibling of the Hermès family, Petit H is the brainchild of Pascale Mussard, who established the workshop in 2010 with the idea of giving new life to “sleeping materials”. Essentially, it relies on a robust exchange across three entities—beautiful materials culled from Hermès’ operations, the expertise of in-house artisans, and a curated list of artists and designers who are tasked to conceive limited-edition pieces. One may think that Petit H is restricted by the materials it receives from the various métiers, but its experimental approach—a “creation in reverse”, as the brand calls it—results in boundless possibilities. Its mantra is to let imagination reign, and the operations are intentionally kept small to foster an environment of close collaboration.

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November 2019