During the fair of Paris 2020 on January 19 a new Hermès tableware collection was presented. Its name Passifolia refers to the Latin name of the plant Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), growing in Southeast Asia and the Philippines.
Garden of Eden and the beauty of exotic nature became the inspiration for the author of the collection, Natalie Roland-Ukel. The collection includes tea and coffee couples, plates of various sizes, salad bowls, teapots, vases and other dishes with images of leaves, flowers and fruits.
Paris 2020 – NEW pattern by Hermes – Passifolia
A true ode to the beauty of flora, Passifolia is the fruit of an artisanal adventure and an exploration of innovative know-how. The service offers an immersion in a universe that is both dreamlike and incredibly real, with floral and other more foliage-based compositions. Plates, platters and cups spread out across the table and form landscapes that invite contemplation.
Hypnotic and tantalizing Mosaique au 24 Gold dinnerware is the brand’s calling card, a true homage to the ochre and gold scheme of the original store in Paris at 24 Faubourg Saint-Honoré and specifically to the sandstone floor mosaic at the heart of the boutique which dates back to 1926.
A traditional five piece setting combination including a Dinner Plate, Dessert Plate, Bread and Butter Plate and Tea Cup Service will bring to your table the rich history and culture of great ancient civilizations interlocked to sophisticated Art Deco design and will attain a stunning effect.
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Hermes tableware collection with an exceptional exotic flair which depicts a spectrum of majestic fierce yet fragile animals in the wild. A return to an earthly paradise made possible by the sketches of the wildlife artist and naturalist Robert Dallet who started his longstanding collaboration with the French brand back in 1985.
The extensive tableware ranging from butter to presentation plates, bowls, tea sets and vases brings to life on the white porcelain canvas the stunning black and white sketches portraying the wild cats together with an array of other wild creatures some well-known like jaguars, lions, tigers, elephants and toucans and others more unique like the Mazama, the capuchin monkey and the woolly monkey.
Bleus d’Ailleurs evokes the countless sea voyages of exploration and trade between Paris and Asia world taking inspiration from the traditional Ming porcelain and from the array of shapes seen in nature. Honeycombs, blooms and petals, outlined in black so as to give a modern spin to the traditional porcelain design, combine brightness and simplicity yet with a sense of depth and heritage. The designs are functional and reminiscent of ancient pottery where the stunning geometric shapes in graceful nomadic blue stand out against the dazzling white background bringing together daily life and imagery of travel.
Collection Balcon du Guadalquivir with a strong personality which captures the moment of the beautiful wrought iron Spanish balconies overlooking the Gualdalquivir river in the sun drenched Andelusia region. The visual strength of the bold graphics in a vibrant rich red colour combined to the more classic arabesque flowering curves against the sparkling white background brings to your noble table the perfect interplay of the lace and thin ribbon- like patterns of the balconies and the fiery energy of the Great River. The collection offers a variety of porcelain pieces but regardless the shape the effect is always tantalizing.
Limonge porcelain with an allure that draws you directly into the silk road caravans resplendent in colours and equestrian motifs which acknowledge the high status that these beautiful creatures have always had in tradition worldwide. This iconic Cheval d’Orient dinnerware with its plates, bowls, tumblers, tea and coffee sets and serving plates is richly evocative of the rich textiles of the 15th century Persian Art resulting in a ceremonial pattern worth of an emperor. The joyful horses, draped in striking bright and pure colourings, gallop and fly with no wings in all their glory against the iridescent background which alternates white bare landscapes with multi coloured gilded hills.
H Déco tableware evokes the wrought iron friezes inside the original Hermès flagship store in Paris at 24 Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
The designs create black and white spirals that gradually enclose the double entwined H initials at the core of each porcelain table piece. The double H monogram represents three crucial concepts: the Hermès Logo, the emblematic motifs inside the Rue de Faubourg store and also the marriage in 1900 of Emilie Hermès, grandson of the founder Thierry, and Julie Hollande, daughter of a respected specialist in exotic woods.
The design has the effect of a delicious trap into which the guests let themselves slide attracted by the pulsating H heart at the centre of each porcelain piece.
This dinnerware collection draws inspiration from art and architecture. A true showcase of the brand with its Greek and Art Deco key motifs which pay tribute to the interior design of the birthplace of the celebrated Parisian Brand. The design has been meticulously created through the white and platinum-tone inspired mosaic which emulates the similarly patterned floor of the flag store at 24 Faubourg Saint-Honoré.