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Hermès Creative Director Critiques Grad Work

12/13/2011

 

As one of the oldest and most prestigious brands in French fashion, Hermès continually looks to the traditions of craftsmanship on which it was built, even as it eyes the future.

During a recent visit to his alma mater, Brown University graduate Pierre-Alexis Dumas, now chief creative officer at Hermès, participated in RISD graduate program crits in Glass and Furniture Design. The French design connoisseur was clearly pleased to spot the same combination of talent that he looks for as he tries to ease Hermès into the future without losing sight of its past.

In this video, he talks to students D.H. McNabb MFA 12 GL, Ian Stell MFA 12 FD and Mara Streberger MFA 12 GL about their experimentation, craftsmanship and the love they so clearly pour into their work.

 


tags: Brown, Furniture Design, graduate, Glass, local/global, multimedia, students

Glass Foreground Image 4
Mara Streberger, 10, Spacial Intervals, glass/linen thread/hydraulic cement