Robert Dallet: very "nature" works
Turning to the beauties of nature, the house Hermes we reserve a new surprise. That of the Carnet d'Ecuador service inspired by the drawings of the artist Robert Dallet. Refined works with floral and animal decorations find their place on silk and porcelain.
The artist Robert Dallet has always made nature the guiding thread of his art. Works with incomparable details, representing the fauna and flora of all horizons. Trees and animals are then handled with delicacy on silk, and now porcelain.
Nature at the heart of the work of the artist Robert Dallet
"Nature is so beautiful that it is useless to add something to it". The phrase is by Robert Dallet, a naturalist artist who has dedicated his life to representing her. Trees, plants, landscapes, animals were his models. Fascinated by the exuberance of an abundant flora, fascinated by the animal instinct, he sketches, draws to infinity the cycle and the movements of this indomitable nature. In the form of sketches with charcoal, pencil or wash, gouache or painting, this inventory will be at the time exposed to the museums of Natural History of Rouen and Paris, eighty plates of observation, life size.
Large round tray, 1,300 euros.
Dessert plate "Impalas", 95 euros.
Presentation plate, 230 euros.
The artist who makes the spectacle of the animal world more true than true will meet Jean-Louis Dumas - president of the Hermès house from 1978 to 2006 - in 1984. The squares "Kenya" and "Ecuador" open the way to a collaboration of twenty five years. After this long road of silk, porcelain takes over with this service that radiates nature and deploys the excellence of a know-how around thirty-five pieces. Jaguar, lion, tiger, elephant, mazama, sapajou, lagorite, spider monkey, ara, toucan ... invite themselves to dinner, between colors and celadon green. Special mention for the "apes" presentation plate and the "Impalas" dessert plate.
Large salad bowl, 500 euros.
Creamer, 180 euros.
Very large vase, 2,130 euros.
Porcelain service "Carnets d'Équateur" by Hermès. On sale at 24, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, 75008. 42, avenue George V, 75008. 17, rue de Sèvres, 75006. hermes.com