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in this issue LUKE GRIMES BY MITCHELL NGUYEN MCCORMACK

Hermès’ Carnets d’Équateur: Porcelain for the Gentlemen

A WILD FEAST. Animals, especially exotic species, are at the forefront of this season’s fashion trends. And apparently, this motif is also present in high-end tableware from French luxury brand Hermès

 

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Pumas, ocelots, elephants and a huge roster of birds are featured prominently on the Carnets d’Équateur porcelain service.

The collection is essentially a tribute to Robert Dallet, a little-known artist and naturalist with incredible talent for drawing animals from all corners of the globe.

In 1984, Dallet met Jean-Louis Dumas, CEO of Hermès from 1978 to 2006, and a collaboration that would last a quarter of a century was born. This fortunate partnership—and the incredible artistry underlying it—continues to flourish with this exquisite porcelain collection.

 

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