If you’ve ever wondered how consumers cough up a small fortune for an Hermès Birkin or Collier de Chien, the Festival des Métiers, which will make its pit-stop in Hong Kong from September 30 at Metal Zone in Elements, will show you the painstakingly meticulous human element behind that pricey Hermès piece.
A showcase of the virtuosity of Parisian artisanship, this week-long event is a must-see that has charmed many others in tours around Europe, America and now Asia. We teased you earlier about the upcoming Festival des Métiers making its pit stop in Hong Kong. Here’s a bit more on the Festival of Crafts, and why you should make a sojourn down for a look-see.
Eight stations will introduce you to the dedication that goes into making every detail on your product just right, like the stitching of leather bags and accoutrements; the layer-by-layer silkscreening of the House’s legendary carré; and the affixing of individual diamonds using the tiniest of tweezers on your Collier de Chien cuff.
Held in a sumptuously contemporary setting – designed by internationally acclaimed Milanese designer Paola Navone, no less – at Metal Zone in Elements, the exhibit will officially open to the public from September 30 through October 5. A truly unprecedented and intimate glimpse into the private workings of the Maison, be prepared to be blown away by the deft showmanship of the most representative métiers of the House. Learn more here.
Source: Luxury Insider