Hermès Kelly Wood 22 Bog Oak, Aluminum & Barenia with Palladium Hardware
Following the phenomenal success of their sought-after Faubourg 20cm Sellier Birkins, Hermès faced a substantial challenge in developing their next standout piece. Their answer was the recently launched Kelly Wood, an intriguing reinvention of their classic design. The bag is crafted in an unconventional 22cm size, with its body consisting of a stunning Bog Oak wood that emanates a rich brown tone.
The intriguing choice of Bog Oak is no random selection. This wood variety attains its distinctive color, texture, and density after spending centuries buried in peat bogs. Interwoven within this wood are small fragments of aluminum, lending an unexpected, modern twist to this classic style.
To top off the stunning wooden base, Hermès adorned it with Barenia leather - a perfect finish that is known for its natural, unaltered appearance and its exceptional durability. For the lining, they opted for a lustrous gold Chevre leather, synonymous with luxury and elegance.
With its ingenious fusion of the traditional and the avant-garde, the Kelly Wood has rapidly won over collectors. Despite its recent launch, it's proving to be an exceptionally desired piece, and the few specimens available have been swiftly secured by discerning buyers, often fetching record-breaking prices. The rarity of this bag, coupled with its unique and luxurious design, ensures it's not just a fashion statement, but also an investment.
Collection: 2021, Z
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