I have now for a long time been in love with this d’Origny design.
Other examples of d’Origny’s designs include Classics such as Mors et Gourmettes, Le Mors a la Conetable, Grand Manege, Grand Tenue, Eperon d’Or and a more recent design, his Projets Carres.
But now back to his L’Instruction du Roy carre, which takes its inspiration from a book written by Antoine de Pluvinel, titled L’instruction Du Roy: En L’exercice De Monter a Cheval, Royal Instruction: In The Exercise Of Riding A Horse.
Almost four hundred years later, Pluvinel’s work is still considered one of the most important books ever written about the art of horsemanship.
Many of Henri d’Origny’s designs have equestrian elements in them, and perhaps it is their repetitive, geometric symmetry that makes them both exquisite and timeless and therefore True HERMES Classics!
Some of Henri d’Origny’s pieces currently available at Carre de Paris can be enjoyed here.