A rare and exciting find, we were delighted to source this refined smoking set by Ravinet d’Enfert, the renowned Parisian silversmiths who made many pieces for Hermès. Presented in its original box, this three-piece set exudes the elegance of the mid-century, bringing a little gilded charm to the everyday.
THE STORY BEHIND THE BRAND
Maker of colourful scarfs, delicate perfumes and curious timepieces, Hermès has diversified quite a lot since its equestrian beginnings in 1837. It was founded by the harness-maker, Thierry Hermès, when he opened his first workshop on rue Basse-du-Rempart in Paris. At the time, horse-drawn carriages were the main mode of transportation, so he was kept in good business by the constant need of local Parisians and their preferred means of transport. Read the full story in The Journal.