I kind of like how Hermès isn’t afraid to move outside of the usual paradigm for luxury fashion houses. They’ve already created a baseball glove and origami paper, so why not a saddle? And if you’re gonna make a saddle, and label it Hermès (with corresponding pricetag to match), why not take it to the limit and create a world class, high-tech saddle? Taking over 3 years to develop, Hermès’ Talaris saddle uses carbon fiber, polyamides and titanium in addition to their famous full grain leather to create the ultimate riding accessory. The space age materials not only cut down the weight of the saddle (by almost 3 pounds), but also add a level of comfort and synergy with the horse previously unavailable. No word on price yet, but I’m expecting a lot.
via Art School Vets