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Nathalie Du Pasquier, Soft Machine, a beaded throw from the collaboration. Photo: Studio Des Fleurs

Artist Projects

Nathalie Du Pasquier Designs Two Statement Blankets for Hermès

Text by Hannah Martin, Architectural Digest

When Charlotte Macaux Perelman and Alexis Fabry, artistic directors of Hermès Home, paid a studio visit to Milan-based artist and designer Nathalie Du Pasquier, they fell in love with a series of collages and drawings inspired by simple embroidery techniques. “They immediately understood that it was possible to transpose those ideas onto throws,” says Du Pasquier, the French-born founding member of the Memphis Group whose graphic compositions have been applied to a range of mediums, from textiles and furniture to painting and sculpture.

In no time, she scaled the works on paper up to blanket size (55" x 79") and had them sent off to India, where master artisans have turned her creations into two handmade Mongolian-cashmere patchworks, one glistening with tiny beads. Now highlights of Hermès’s new home collection, the designs both showcase Du Pasquier’s signature palette of bold primaries and muted pastels. “Color is not rocket science, just an instinct,” she explains. “Either one likes it or not.”

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Artist Projects — Nathalie Du Pasquier Designs Two Statement Blankets for Hermès, Sep 4, 2019