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This Friday, March 11th through the following Wednesday, March 16th, Hermès is exposing the dialogue of the secret language spoken inside their artisan workshops: French.
In a traveling festival format set up inside the vacant storefront next door to the Oak Street flagship, workers have been preparing for the Hermès Festival of Crafts and installing a viewing area designed by Paola Navonne since late last week.
Attendees to the will not only learn the efforts and discover the savoir-faire behind iconic objects from the house of Hermès but also speak (English (with translators)) to a fileter, griffer, astiquer, and a roulotter.
Since the debut of the Festival of Crafts, Seattleites have already become more aware of the time and quality that Hermès has been known to invest in their leather handbags, silk scarf engraving, and jewelry. As Chicagoans will soon find by attending the second pop-up destination this coming weekend, the sixth generation of French artisans continue to extend their range with enthusiasm for the future while still staying rooted in the original Hermès saddle making business of 1837.
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· Hermès [Official Site]