Hermès’ Festival des Métiers, a seven-day exhibiton showcasing 10 of their distinctive crafts, will be coming to London this month. Festival des Métiers will be held at Saatchi Gallery and will run from Tuesday 21st – Monday 27th of May 2013, following its recent success in Beijing and Shenyang, China.
Just as they would in the Hermès workshops in France, the craftspeople will be working throughout the entire week, producing a fantastic selection of Hermès’ unique objects by hand.
Festival des Métiers will provide the public with an exclusive look into the creative process, rooted in tradition, which contributes to each individual object Hermès produces. Guests will be welcome to meet and converse with the Hermès artisans to gain a comprehensive insight into how much care and detail goes into their meticulous work.
Presented in a contemporary setting designed by , the exhibition is designed to highlight the values that Hermès apply to their craft. The talented craftspeople will be displaying their skills by creating a variety of illustrious items. Guests will be able to witness the famous being printed before their eyes, to the rhythmic sounds of the artisans’ tools, as well as handbags, watches, ties, fine-jewellery and other iconic objects from Hermès being brought to life during the course of the exhibition.
Following the Saatchi exhibition, Festival des Métiers will travel to Dusselfdorf, Germany.
Address: Saatchi Gallery, Duke Of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY