Hermes Book by Koto Bolofo

  1. Has anyone seen in the back pages of the A/W Le Monde that a famous photographer Koto has been given access to the Hermes workshops for a photographic book on Hermes. Does anyone know when it is published?

  2. deandrury, Thanks for the info!

    This book sounds like a dream come true.
    Will it be published in English as well as French?
  3. La Maison

    by Koto Bolofo
    Koto Bolofo’s dream came true in 2004 when he started working for Monde d’Hermès, the Hermès magazine, and when he met the Chairman: “Mr Dumas asked where I came from. I said South Africa. He asked what part. I said Lesotho. He was shocked and very excited. He explained that his great great great grandfather was a missionary in Lesotho and that the Zulus used to attack his mission, but the Sothos – my tribe – protected him. I was very happy to be a Lesothan in Mr Dumas’s office that day. He called me his cousin and said that his cousin was welcome any time and I had carte blanche to photograph what I liked in Hermès”.
    Over the next six years, Koto Bolofo worked his way through all the workshops of the Maison Hermès, getting to know the craftsmen and discovering how everything is made: from handbags, perfumes, scarves, prêt-à-porter, and shoes to the original objects of the house, saddles. Nothing escaped his lens, even the most secret places, such as the museum, a treasure trove of history and all things Hermès tucked away in the midst of the Maison on rue du faubourg St Honoré.

    Price UK £103.00 US $148.00 EC €115.00
    • Edited by Koto Bolofo and Gerhard Steidl
      Text by Ménéhould du Chatelle
      Book design by Koto Bolofo and Gerhard Steidl
      11 clothbound hardcover books housed in a slipcase
    • 18 cm x 23.2 cm
    • Steidl
    • ISBN: 978-3-86521-912-1
    • Publication date: November 2009
    I have posted things in the past, sometimes with no reply so had to think twice about sharing this news on this forum, thinking I would buy up every copy but thought I would share anyway ;)
  4. Thanks for posting deandrury!

    "11 clothbound hardcover books housed in a slipcase" and in orange too... Can't wait! has it for pre-order at US $93.24
  5. Sounds lovely. Thank you for sharing.
  6. Thanks for posting deandrury!! I am glad you did, apart from the lovely tale attached to it, I might get it as a coffee table book when it comes out.

    One of the things I respect about H is the fact that their staff come from all over the world, different races, creeds etc are employed which is nice to see.
  7. Love anything history especially Hermes:heart: Thank you for sharing this..can't wait for it to be released.
  8. What a great story, and the book sounds like it will be gorgeous. Thanks for posting!
  9. Thanks for posting, info is always appreciated I think.
  10. deandrury thank you so much for posting and sharing this information. I hope to get lucky enough to get hold of a copy.
  11. Thanks so much for sharing! :nuts:
  12. Thank you for posting!
  13. Yes, am looking forward to this. Thank you for the heads up, deandrury, much appreciated!
  14. Thank you so much for posting!! I can't wait to see it!!
  15. Wow, that would be a lovely book, thanks