Friday, April 04, 2008

Xinh gai so 1

While the "fbg" edition - named after Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the street in Paris where the Hermes headquarters are situated - may seem an extravagant and unexpected pairing, there is a historical reason for the collaboration. Back in the 1920s, Ettore Bugatti and Émile Hermes met when Bugatti ordered a custom suitcase from Hermes for the first model of his car, and nearly 80 years later, the two companies decided to join forces again in homage to the original partnership.

Designed by Gabriele Pezzini, the interior features no visible stitches, utilizing the same sewing technique on the leather (bull calf) as on Hermes' famous saddles. An Hermes wallet designed especially for the car fits into a console, and the trunk comes with an Hermes suitcase already in place. Even the door handles reference the handle of the original suitcase designed for Ettore Bugatti.

So when you've had your fill of driving the Veyron par Hermes, can the leather interior be refashioned into, say, an Hermes "Kelly" bag?