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Hermès Furniture

For Hermès, what began as a maker of leather equestrian goods for European noblemen would eventually grow into one of the most storied fashion labels in the world. In 1837, German-born French entrepreneur Thierry Hermès opened a saddle and harness purveyor in Paris. Gradually, the house extended into accessories and luggage for its riders, and today, in paying homage to its origins, the family-run luxury brand resurfaces horse motifs in everything from clothing and modernist jewelry to pillows and handbags.

The first top-handled bag ever produced by Hermès was the Haut à courroies, which made its debut in 1892. A tall bag secured with a folded leather flap (fastened with bridle-inspired straps), it was designed to transport riding boots and a harness. As the world made the switch from horse to automobile, the bag adapted, becoming a multifunctional travel satchel instead of a designated saddlebag. Today, 120 years later, the HAC remains in Hermès’s line — and its distinctive flap and clasping straps have laid the groundwork for some of the house’s other iconic bags.

In the 1930s, Robert Dumas (son-in-law to Émile-Maurice Hermès, Thierry’s grandson) designed a smaller, trapezoidal take on the flap bag with a handle and two side straps. Later, actress Grace Kelly, then engaged to Prince Rainier of Monaco, is said to have used one of these bags to conceal her pregnancy during the 1950s. Because she was photographed constantly, the coverage catapulted her handbag to international popularity. In 1977, Hermès officially renamed the model for her, and the Kelly bag was born. Each Kelly bag takes between 18 and 25 hours to produce, and its 680 hand stitches owe solely to one Hermès artisan.

Robert Dumas was also responsible for another one of the brand’s most iconic offerings: the launch of its first silk scarf on the occasion of Hermès’s 100th anniversary in 1937. Based on a woodblock designed by Dumas and printed on Chinese silk, the accessory was an immediate hit.

Today, vintage Hermès scarves, typically adorned in rich colors and elaborate patterns, serve many functions, just as they did back then. Well-heeled women wear it on their heads, around their necks and, in a genius piece of cross-promotion, tied to the straps of their Hermès bags. Kelly even once used one as a sling for her broken arm.

In 1981, Robert Dumas’s son Jean-Louis Dumas, then Hermès chairman, found himself sitting next to French actress and musician Jane Birkin on a plane, where she was complaining about finding a suitable carryall for the necessary accoutrements of motherhood. After the two travelers were properly introduced, Birkin helped design Jean-Louis’s most famous contribution to the Hermès canon: the Birkin bag, a roomy, square catchall with the HAC’s trademark leather flap top and the addition of a lock and key. Owing to the brand’s legendary commitment to deft, handcrafted construction, the Birkin is an investment that is coveted by collectors everywhere.

While the Kelly and Birkin may be standouts, gracing the arms of everyone from royal heiresses to hip-hop stars in the past few decades, the handbags are but a small part of Hermès’s fashion offerings. Since the 1920s, the brand has produced some of the most desirable leather goods in the world. There’s the Constance bag, a favorite of Jacqueline Kennedy, the recently relaunched 1970s-era Evelyne and, on the vintage market, a slew of designs dating back to the 1920s.

Good design never goes out of style. Find a variety of vintage Hermès handbags, day dresses, shoes and more on 1stDibs.

Iconic Designs from Hermès
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Hermès Porcelain "Animalia" Giant Panda Dessert Plate, France, Modern
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Hermès Porcelain "Carnets d'Equateur" Oval Plate, France, Modern
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Hermès Porcelain "Balcon du Guadalquivir" Rectangular Platter, France, Modern
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Hermès Porcelain "Animalia" Fox Renard Dessert Plate, France, Modern
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Hermès Porcelain "Carnets d'Equateur" Set of Two Cereal Bowls, France, Modern
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Hermès Porcelain "Voyage en Ikat" Ruby Presentation Plate, France, 2019
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Located in Cagliari, IT
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Hermès Furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Hermès Furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our Hermès Furniture collection there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 141 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 5 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of Hermès' original furniture was created in Europe during the 20th century in modern style. Many customers also consider Furniture by Baccarat Furniture, Saint-Louis Furniture and Jules Agard Furniture if you are looking for additional options. The prices for Hermès furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. On Amazon, the price for these items starts at $118 and tops out at $80,000, while pieces like these can sell for $2,080 on average.
Questions About Hermès Furniture
  • Chicjoy
    ChicjoySeptember 24, 2020

    Togo is made from a baby calf, while Clemence is made from a young bull.  Clemence is generally slouchier than Togo. Togo may have a smaller and bumpier grain with a drier hand; whereas Clemence may have a larger and flatter grain with a slicker hand.

  • Chicjoy
    ChicjoySeptember 24, 2020

    The most popular Hermes bag is the Evelyne. Originally designed to carry horse grooming tools, the Evelyne features a distinctive perforated H design, an exterior pocket, and a long strap making it a crossbody bag.

  • Chicjoy
    ChicjoySeptember 24, 2020

    The most popular size is still the Birkin 35cm. due to its creation as a carry-all for actress Jane Birkin. In recent years, mini bags have become trendy; thus, Birkin 30cm’s and 25cm’s have become more popular. Ostrich Birkins are usually produced in and most popular in 30cm size.

  • Chicjoy
    ChicjoySeptember 24, 2020

    It is virtually impossible to walk into an Hermes store as a new customer and be offered a Birkin for purchase. Most Birkins are offered to loyal clients who have established a purchase history at a particular store and with a particular sales associate who may take note of your Birkin or Kelly wish.

  • Chicjoy
    ChicjoySeptember 24, 2020

    It is extremely rare to walk into an Hermes store as a new customer and be offered a Kelly or Birkin for purchase. Most Kelly and Birkin bags are offered to loyal clients who have established a purchase history at a particular store and with a particular sales associate who may take note of your Birkin or Kelly wish.