Les Nécessaire d’Hermès by Philippe Nigro
“les Nécessaires d’Hermès” is a 8 pieces furniture collection by Philippe Nigro for the luxury french house. Each piece which composes the set of furniture performs several functions–the ‘essential necessities’ which can be used for sitting down and relaxing, for storage or for concealing incongruous objects.
After Antonio Citterio and Shigeru Ban, Hermès presented their latest collection ‘Nécessaire d’Hermès’ designed by Philippe Nigro. The collection is composed of items ‘necessary’ for daily living, thus its name. The main feature of the collection is the bench with hidden drawers along with poufs, tables, clothes hanger, and a screen.
All designs relate to the Hermès style; high-quality traditions of cabinetmaking and upholstering and combination of craftsmanship and exquisite materials.
[divider]About Philippe Nigro [/divider]
Born in 1975 in Nice, France, studied Decorative Arts and product design (La Martiniere School and Ecole Boulle). Today’s activity is divided mainly between Italy and France. Freelance designer since 1999, he began his career and complete alongside Michele De Lucchi with which, until 2012, he participated in many projects of product, furniture, lighting, interior design, events design.
Since 2005 prospective projects are supported by the VIA (Valorisation of Innovation in Furnishing) through which it has support for projects Shelf Spiral, Cross-Unit storage, sofas Intersections become Confluences product by Ligne Roset (entered in the FNAC collection and the Museum of Decorative Arts). In 2009 realized the Universal Base becomes T.U. (Ligne Roset) and Twin-chairs Chairs (both entered in the collection of the Centre Pompidou).
Since he signs creations for various manufacturers like De Castelli in 2010 where he did the Think Station for the Think Tank event supported by INTERNI. But also Piba Marmi (Saturnia), Skitsch (tables Triangolazioni, bibliothèque Squilibri, chair & tables in cardboard for children BuildUp), Serralunga (outdoor sofa Canisse 2010-11), Artuce (outdoor lamp Noctiluque 2011), Glas Italia (mirror Nu 2011), Testi (marble shelf Niche 2012), Foscarini (lamp Nuage 2012-13), Discipline (chair Smusso 2012-13), DePadova (sofa Pilotis 2012-13), Baccarat (lamp collection Clochette et Céleste 2013), Hermès (furniture collection with 9 pieces “les Nécessaires d’Hermès” 2013).
Photos by Philippe Lacombe