Pierre Hermé x Nicolas Buffe

“The Story of the Kingdoms of the Moon and of the Sun” : an artistic dialogue signed Pierre Hermé x Nicolas Buffe

Since the beginning of 2016, Pierre Hermé has given free reign to an exceptional artist,Nicolas Buffe, to imagine a universe combining ancestral myths, manga culture,Renaissance and Baroque art. At the heart of this exclusive universe – two heroes: Hélios and Roxane, who come from the Kingdoms of the Sun and of the Moon, surrounded by many remarkable characters, such as Lily and her little black cat or Athanor 3 the guardian-robot.
For Christmas, continue to follow the story as it unfolds in Pierre Hermé Paris collection.
Discover this exclusive artistic dialogue now and take part in the Pierre Hermé x Nicolas Buffe interactive adventure on www.pierrehermenicolasbuffe.com

Music by "Behind the Shadow Drops"

The artist

Born in 1978, he was part of a generation
influenced by Japanese culture, developing
from childhood a passion for anime,
tokusatsu, Japanese manga, and video
games. His studies enriched his references
with classical works of the Middle Ages
and the Renaissance, such as the
Roman de la Rose or Poliphilo’s Strife
f Love in a Dream. This fusion of narrative
and visual influences is characteristic
of his work, which is mostly based
on drawing and on the humanist idea
of Serio Ludere or playing seriously. MORE DETAILS: www.nicolasbuffe.com
L'artiste - Pierre Hermé x Nicolas Buffe

Nicolas Buffe - Photo credit: Nicolas Datiche

Epiphany 2017

This year, the Maison Pierre Hermé Paris is pleased to present a 6-piece charms collection imaginated by Nicolas Buffe to discover in the Galettes de Rois 2017.
Among this collection a limited edition charm will be available to win. Crafted by the Manufacture de Sèvres the charm represents Ichtyonef, the airship fish from The Two Kingdoms adventure.

Epiphany 2017

Ichtyonef “Galette des Rois” charm

Limited Edition porcelain charm imagined by the artist Nicolas Buffe and crafted by the Manufacture de Sèvres.
Exhibited in Pierre Hermé Paris Opéra and Vaugirard stores.

Portail des Fairground Gardens - Pierre Hermé x Nicolas Buffe

If you discover the medallion above inside your Galette Azuryou are a lucky winner of the limited edition “Ichtyonef” charm and a guided tour of the workshop of the Manufacture de Sèvres.
Keep the medallion and contact us at: RSVP@pierreherme.com.

The presentation of the Ichtyonef “Galette des rois” charms and the guided tour will take place on Thursday 2nd February from 6.30pm at 2 place de la Manufacture, 92310 Sèvres.


Gift boxes

Portail des Fairground Gardens - Pierre Hermé x Nicolas Buffe

Portail des Fairground Gardens

The Gates to the Fairground Gardens open onto a “before”, a memory, an
elsewhere. Onto that time when they were never shut. That bygone era in which
the Fairground Gardens twinkled every night with the lustre of their festivities,
when the subjects of the Kingdoms lived in peace and went there to have fun. To
go through those gates then was to enter a world of fairy tale magic, of lights
and music. Crowned by a huge heart of faded splendour, richly ornate, and
proudly sporting iron railings forged by the Kingdom’s most imaginative
craftsmen, the Gates have now been engulfed by Nature and remain, alas,
permanently closed. Yet it wouldn't take much, would it, for them to regain their
former glory and open once again? Peace between the sovereigns. The love of a
princess and the desire of a prince. Sun and moon reunited.

Temple de l'Amour - Pierre Hermé x Nicolas Buffe

Temple de l'amour

Where do lovers go to talk about love? They need a secluded corner, away from prying
eyes. A special place that only they know how to find. Like a bandstand that only plays
the music of the beating of their hearts. Pounding and in unison. The arpeggios of their
kisses, the glissando of their caresses. The crescendo of their desire. A romantic stand
sitting on a cloud of feelings, where lovers go to meet. It is always dark there. The soft
darkness of a summer’s night under a star-studded canopy. A gentle breeze to make
eyes shine. A fountain to temper the ardour. A temple-shaped bandstand just for love. A
Temple of Love.



Les personnages - Pierre Hermé x Nicolas Buffe