Established as a saddlery in 1837, Hermès first gained world renown for crafting exceptional harnesses, bridles and saddles for nobility and to the carriage trade. Throughout the twentieth century Hermès extended their exacting standards into the creation of a full line of beautiful and functional offerings, from housewares to fashion. In the process, it has become an icon of luxury and sophistication.Calling upon generations of skill and sophisticated Parisian style, Hermès’ line of porcelain dinnerware sustains their uncompromising standards of quality and craftsmanship. They continue to pursue the finest in contemporary design, even as a thread of equestrian and saddle motifs runs through their patterns, a subtle nod to their distinguished heritage. Each dinner service and every piece is infused with what Hermès has proudly proclaimed their “tradition of refined elegance.