Attachment Theory
Wallpaper|June 2017

Pierre Hardy fastens the humble safety pin into Hermès’ hall of fame.

Caragh Mckay

‘Effciency, simplicity, history. The safety pin seemed a perfect symbol to turn into an Hermès object. I wanted to give it a new life,’ says Pierre Hardy, artistic director of the house’s haute bijouterie since it launched in 2010. This year, the designer has reimagined the ubiquitous domestic device as precious adornment, establishing it as Hermès’ new fine jewellery symbol.

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