Whether you’re tackling a new DIY project or just looking to make a few minor home improvements, you can now craft and repair in style as Hermès has served us with a new collection of luxurious hardware tools. That’s right, in addition to your H handbags, you can now spice up your collection with a Hermès hammer, screwdriver, and many other handy instruments.
Recently, Petit H in Paris, Hermès’ experimental studio space, opened “La Quincaillerie”, a store that showcases some of the most artistic, quirky tools you will ever lay eyes on. Staged by designers Stefani Di Petrillo and Godefroy de Virieu, La Quincaillerie is an experience more akin to an art gallery than your ordinary tool shop. In keeping with Hermès heritage, all the tools on display are a testament to excellent craftsmanship and are made out of the finest materials. Nails, measuring tapes, and compasses may seem like basic objects, but Hermès has managed to elevate these common products in such a way that you can use them as you please for either functional or even purely aesthetic purposes.
Many of these pieces are being displayed at the Paris boutique at rue de Sèvres until February 17th. Have a look at La Quincaillerie and grab your supplies while they last!
Need a Toolbox for Your Tools?
All of these new H tools really got us thinking about Hermès’ signature Toolbox bag in the leather goods collection. After all, you need a fashionable bag to help store all your La Quincaillerie finds…
Let’s discuss the Toolbox bag in depth! Below you will find information on:
- Materials, Colors, and Hardware
The Toolbox is a longstanding silhouette in the Hermès collection. First launching in the 2010 Fall/Winter collection, the Toolbox is a structured, top handle bag with both utility and style.
Much like the Kelly bag, the Toolbox features a turn lock closure. It’s a great option for those seeking a spacious bag, as the wings on the sides extend to create a roomy interior including three large pockets. In addition to the ample space, you can carry this bag with ease either by hand or over the shoulder with the adjustable and removable strap.
Materials , Colors, and Hardware
Many of the Toolbox styles are available directly on the Hermès website.
Available leathers on the website currently include:
Available colors on the website currently include:
- Noir (20 cm)
- Feu (20 cm and 26 cm)
- Rose Pourpre (20 cm)
- Rouge Grenat (26 cm)
- Gris Asphalte (26 cm)
- Géranium (26 cm)
- Flamingo (26 cm)
- Étoupe (26 cm)
- Capucine (26 cm)
- Brique (26 cm)
- Bleu Atoll (26 cm)
Available hardware options on the website currently include:
- Permabrass (Géranium)
The Toolbox comes in three different sizes: 20 cm, 26 cm, and 33 cm. Given its larger size, the 33 cm Toolbox is most commonly recommended for travel out of the three.
|Size||Dimensions (L x H x W cm)|
|Hermès Toolbox 20||20 x 21 x 15 cm|
|Hermès Toolbox 26||26 x 25 x 18 cm|
|Hermès Toolbox 33||33 x 37 x 23 cm|
|Style||Price in USD|
|Hermès Toolbox 20 cm||$7,650|
|Hermès Toolbox 26 cm||$8,650|
After reflecting on the new tool collection at Petite H and the iconic Toolbax bag, are you inspired by Hermès’ latest artistic venture? Could you imagine yourself making repairs in your home with a Hermès hammer?
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