Reassemble, recreate, reuse. petit h doesn’t look at waste as something terrible. They take waste as an opportunity for creation. And by waste they mean large swaths of silks that can’t be sold as scarves due to print smudges. Or a room full of hardware (think buckles, clasps and the odd padlock or two) that can’t be used anymore because the season has passed. Even piles and piles of leather with numerous cut-outs are sent to petit h’s nondescript workshop in the outskirts of Paris where they await new life.
You could even say that the French luxury house has been at the forefront of sustainability since 2010, with an assembly of their best artisans/artists from across different ateliers invited to be a part of petit h, where the process of creation begins, albeit one they call ‘a creation in reverse’, with the starting point of each piece anchored in creativity and spontaneity.
And while you can only view these creations at 17 Rue de Sèvres in Paris because that’s the only place in the world where petit h has a permanent home, Singapore, you’re in luck. From 22 November to 15 December 2019, Hermès Liat Towers will be hosting her very own petit h pop-up where you’ll see almost everything from this whimsical universe in the heart of Orchard Road.
So what can you expect from the pop-up? Everything, from a fish-shaped bag to mushroom paperweights, even the ubiquitous red plastic chair found everywhere in Singapore that’s now presented as a quirky leather charm. And besides being able to pick up pieces that will make perfect gifts, Hermès Singapore will also be hosting petit h workshops which you can sign up for, so if you really want to experience first-hand what goes on behind the scenes, hit this link now and sign up for free workshops now.