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Brief Published: 2 Mar 2012

Pierre Hardy & Frederic Malle: Purse Sprays


French fashion designer Pierre Hardy has reinvented perfumer Frederic Malle’s classic 10 ml purse fragrance sprays using epoxy paint more commonly used to colour car bodies.

The series has been limited to 1,500 pieces, each of which is hand-sprayed using a combination of two colours to create a gradient effect. The purse sprays use the paint technique to convey opulence and luxury without altering the object’s simple form.

The editioned items are available via Parisian concept store Colette from March 12 2012. The Stylus report Spraypaint Effects explores designers that have used similar techniques.

Pierre Hardy

Frederic Malle