The central focus of this vitrine is the “Selle Ailée.” It is a black leather equestrian saddle, of impeccable craftsmanship, but with an unexpected feature: this saddle has wings. It is an equestrian object with an avian twist. The wings empower the piece, lending it strength and dynamism, evoking the act and the art of flying, the gravity-defying jump, the steeplechase. It evokes the horse’s own universe, the smells of leather, wood and hay. It evokes a ludic world: the circus, the carnival, the carousel. Visitors enter this imaginary world and a fantastic narrative whirling around this extraordinary Hermès piece.
Summer – 2015
© Studio Astolfi