Once a month I will show you an extreme tableware or tea ware collection, that is everything except minimalistic.
I love the theme of this tableware collection of Hermes. Exotic animals mainly from central and south America have been featured. From a spider monkey balancing on a vines, to bounding leopards and hunting cheetahs.
Hermés is known for translating their luxury aesthetic into homeware. 30 years ago Jean-Louis Dumas was intrigued and absorbed with Robert Dallet’s depictions of the animal kingdom. The artist went on to create scenes of wildlife for Hermés’ iconic silk scarves, beach towels and dresses- these designs are still reproduced today.
Robert Dallet spent most his life documenting and observing every element of the natural world- from pumas, elephants to the vegetation and landscapes. His research in South America, led him to reserve a special place for wild cats. Especially the panthera pardus, also known as the leopard, is a feline with a spotted coat. The solitary hunter is seen on the desert plate. One of the wild cats which stand out among dallas’ work, they are threatened by habitat loss and hunted for their beautiful skins. Even with their adaptabilty, leopards have vanished from over 40% of their historic range in Africa and 50% in Asia.