Hermès Hippomobile

A joyful and playful tea service, whose pieces can be freely combined: a horse wraps around the teapot, another stretches over three plates, a motif sneaks up inside a cup.

On a whim, the designs can be mixed and combined, adapting easily for every occasion: breakfast, morning coffee or high tea.

In imagining this service, artist Gianpaolo Pagni drew inspiration from jockey silks and the world of cartoons: “I envisioned a horse with an elongated back that could hold several riders. A kind of limousine horse”. With this in mind, he interpreted an engraving from the Émile Hermès collection: a monochrome frame, which he covered with graphic friezes evoking jockey outfits. Each of his pieces starts with the crafting of stamps that will go on to create the motifs, leaving behind the slight quiver in the line that characterises this technique.