A shelf at Petit h filled with leftover leathers and silks.
At Hermès' Paris ateliers, everytime leather scraps fall from the cutting table or an air bubble appears on the stem of a crystal glass or a tiny thread pops off a silk scarf the product is immediately rejected for retail. After all, this is the unwavering law of Hermès excellence. Since childhood, sixth generation Hermès family member Pascale Mussard has been nicknamed "don't-throw-that-out, it-might-be-useful." A few years ago, her passions prompted her to start an internal initiative: . This innovative workshop within the 177-year-old company is solely devoted to upcycling discarded materials and objects—all while giving the brand's craftsmen (saddlers, seamstresses, silversmiths, and more) an opportunity to let their minds freely wonder and artfully invent. Below, we peer into the luxury label's magical workshop where creativity has no bounds.
Naturally, Hermès' crafting/tool kit is supremely chic.
A decorative sailboat crafted by Hermès saddlermaker Julien Desclouds and seamstress Célia Bellet.
A mirror crafted by Hermès leather artisan Marlène Ramus.
A footed bowl crafted by Hermès glass artisan Cristallerie de Saint Louis..
A clock crafted by Hermès technician Bruno Aimes, saddlemaker Arnaud Philippe and seamstress Célia Bellet.
A skateboard sculpture crafted by Hermès technician Bruno Aimes and saddlemaker Frédéric Weberspiel.
A decorative elephant crafted by Hermès saddlemaker Arnaud Philippe and seamstress Célia Bellet.
June 13 through June 29, Hermès will open a Petit h concept shop at their South Coast Plaza boutique in Orange County, California. During that time, the more than 4,000 objects featured will also be available for purchase online at .