October 12, 2015

Dwell on “forever” long enough, and you’d come up with these qualities: durable, lasting, infinite – a set of words that just as well describes established luxury house, Hermès. After all, enduring designs, like the Kelly and Birkin bags, have been trusted staples of theirs, and come in many creative interpretations.

That’s why we’re especially keen on the Hermès Leather Forever exhibition coming to Singapore in November – and it’s their most exciting exhibition yet. Yes, we get a real-life glimpse of these ingenious plays on design, yet, at the same time, through the over 200 items displayed, get to journey through the brand’s rich heritage and get tempted by their fondness for leather.

2. Variations on Kelly and Birkin 3. Winged Saddle 1. Craftsman

This includes exclusive commissioned items, like an Apple Holder miniature bag, an exhibition display set of a Kelly bag that opens up like a doll’s house to reveal 21 pairs of miniature shoes, and a Rocking Kelly Horse that combines the bag with an old-school childhood item. Craftsmen from the Hermès workshops in Paris will be there, to demonstrate the art of leather working by creating some of its iconic bags on site. On top of that, there will be five kellydoll bags on display, and these are specially crafted to pay homage to our country. You’ll get a full sneak peek of the exhibition in our upcoming November issue.

hermes little room of wanders

As a prelude to Leather Forever, there’s also a capsule exhibition held at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Called the Little Room of Wanders, and previously only privy to VIPs, this houses curios, rare treasures, equestrian objects and unusual knick-knacks that are part of Emile Hermès’ private collection, objects that have since been a huge source of inspiration for the house’s designers.

Hermès Leather Forever
ArtScience Museum

Little Room of Wanders
ACM Green, Asian Civilisations Museum

Date: 25 October to 13 December 2015
Time: 10am – 7pm daily; 10am – 9pm on Fridays
Venue: ArtScience Museum
Tickets: Free admission

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