Hermès tableware is going wild this year with the brand’s Carnets d’Equateur line which includes 35 pieces features the work of the late Robert Dallet – whose designs have already been seen on the coveted Hermès silk scarves .
The delicate and colorfully designed pieces are graced with birds, lions, tigers, elephants, monkeys, parrots and other creatures inhabiting the luxuriant foliage, while other items made from celadon porcelain are adorned with simpler sketches. The subject ties in with Hermès’ chosen theme for 2016, which revolves around the natural world. The range launches in March and prices range from £50 or US$70 for a soy sauce bowl to £1742 or US$2,483 for a large vase.
Hermès is also currently sponsoring an exhibition of Dallet’s work, dubbed “Fierce and Fragile,” for the benefit of Panthera, an organization promoting the conservation of big cat species, at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, until 13th March 2016.