For the third edition of Hermès Editeur, I chose to call on the talent of Hiroshi Sugimoto, I met when travelling in Asia a few years before. Sugimoto’s approach to his art, constantly exploring the resources of age-old craft skills so as to set up an inventive dialogue between history, traditions and a contemporary mode of expression, is very much at one with Hermès’ own philosophy. This realisation only confirmed my desire to appeal to this artist’s incisive, brilliant vision.
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