THE STORY OF THE KINGDOMS OF THE MOON AND SUN
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, and Renaissance and Baroque art. At the heart of this exclusive universe there are two heroes: Hélios and Roxane, who come from the Kingdoms of the Sun and of the Moon, and are surrounded by other surprising characters like Lily and her little black cat or Athanor 3, the guardian-robot.
The artistic dialogue appears in the form of an interactive adventure, giving each and everyone the chance to interact with the two characters and their story online via computer, tablet or smartphone. A unique project that is testament to the Maison’s profound attachment to and respect for daring and innovation.
From 4 October, enter the universe of the Two Kingdoms by visiting www.pierrehermenicolasbuffe.com.
From this union, a collection of ephemeral gift boxes will add even more delight to the Pierre Hermé Paris boutiques.
PIERRE HERMÉ PARIS, A WORLD OF TASTES, SENSATIONS AND PLEASURES
Heir to four generations of Alsatian bakery and pastry-making tradition, Pierre Hermé began his career at the age of 14 as an apprentice to Gaston Lenôtre.
Famous in France, Japan and the United States, the man that Vogue called "the Picasso of Pastry" revolutionised pastry-making. With "pleasure as his only guide", Pierre Hermé has invented a totally original world of tastes, sensations and pleasures. With his original approach to the profession, he revolutionises even the most firmly entrenched traditions. For example, he prefers discreet pastry decors and "uses sugar like salt, in other words, as a seasoning to heighten other shades of flavour." Refusing to rest on his laurels, he is always revising his own work, exploring new taste territories and revisiting his own recipes.
As a result, praise has often been lavished on Pierre Hermé, who has been called "pastry provocateur" (Food & Wine), "an avant-garde pastry chef and a magician with tastes" (Paris-Match), "The Kitchen Emperor" (New York Times) and "The King of Modern Pâtisserie" (The Guardian), along with honours and decorations, as well as – most importantly – the admiring gratitude of connoisseurs of gourmet sweets.
Created in 1997 by Pierre Hermé and Charles Znaty, the company has been expanding strongly since 2010 on the international scene with several boutiques now located in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
PIERRE HERMÉ PARIS AT LA VALLÉE VILLAGE
Discover macarons, chocolates, cakes, confectionary, jams, teas, champagne, candles and pastry books by Pierre Hermé in an epicurean setting.
An ode to the Fetish Ispahan at Pierre Hermé Paris
Ispahan celebrates the relationship between rose, raspberry and lychee – the iconic blend of flavours created by Pierre Hermé Paris. The sweetness of the rose, the acidity of the raspberries and the taste of lychees have stood the test of time. From 1 September to 18 October, discover creations that reinterpret this harmonious balance of flavours in Pierre Hermé Paris at La Vallée Village.