Hermès, contemporary craftsman since 1837 Since 1837, Hermès has been faithful to its artisan model and its human values. The freedom of creation, the permanent search for the best materials and the transmission of knowledge and exceptional skills that allow the creation of useful, durable and elegant objects forge the uniqueness of the Maison Hermès. The “Birkin” Who could have imagined that one of the most coveted objects of recent decades would be born mid-flight, in 1984, during a journey from Paris to London? English actress Jane Birkin, sitting next to Jean-Louis Dumas, manager of Hermès (1978-2006), lamented not finding a tote bag adapted to her needs as a new mother. His companion, with innate creativity and a clear vision, immediately drew a rectangular, flexible and roomy travel bag, with a burnished edge and saddler stitching. And, in addition, with a compartment for bottles!