Hermès Petit h
In response to the universal pressure to make sustainable credentials more visible, luxury fashion brand Hermès has created a range of home furnishings and accessories made from upcycled left over and defective product parts.
The new initiative, named Petit h, claims to create “unidentified poetic objects” encompassing furniture, home accessories and objet d’art. For example, a deer statue is composed of leather scraps and a swing has ropes made from riding stirrups.
The collection is being created under the direction of Pascale Mussard, a descendent of the company's founder, Thierry Hermès. It uses the brand’s in-house artisans, so aligning the project with the Hermès 2011 "year of the artisan".
Petit h was unveiled as a capsule collection in the Paris flagship store at the end of 2010 and will be arriving in Tokyo in May, followed by New York and LA in October.