AN EXCLUSIVITY FROM PIERRE VANHERCK’ S HOUSE ®
Background : one of Emile Hermes’ favorite cane ( founder of the prestigious Hermes’ house) is a cane from Brigg’ s house, London (mid 19th century). This very romantic cane is provided with a small spray. During a walk, and in the event of a romantic encounter, it was possible to put on some perfume and try to seduce a little more the nice person! A small chain came out of the pommel enabling the spray to get activated. It is still visible in the Hermes’ museum in Paris
Concept : for almost 2 years, Pierre Vanherck imagined something different, never seen before on a cane. He likes the idea of the perfume but also the atmosphere that it may generate. The project is to spread a discreet, subtle and elegant perfume. The cane’s pommel is set with an elaborate micro perfored ceramic. The all work around this ceramic is to increase the contact surface with the ambient air while maintaining enough material to contain a maximim of perfume. This ceramic will be satured with perfume. By the simple fact of holding the cane, the ceramic will reach a temperature above 25c , this will allow the perfume to be disseminated and create a perfumed atmosphere
Handle: Assembly of African blackwood cuttings,a Banksia nut set with silver-based alloy and
ivory (dating before the 1973 convention) cuttings.
Shaft: Indian rosewood set with silver cylinders (925/1000).
Collar, disk and ferrule: Sterling Silver (925/1000).
Concerning the shaft, the crimping of cylinders is inspired by the double-revolution stairs, designed by Leonardo da Vinci from the Château de Chambord. The drawing is only visible when the shaft is spinning around itself.
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