Petit h Creates Masterpieces From Hermès' Cutting-Room Floor

Pascale Mussard repurposes scraps of silk, strips of croc, and slightly bent silver spoons littering the Hermès cutting room floors, transforming them into sculptures, tablet cases, coin trays, and more.

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As a little girl hanging around her family's workshop, Pascale Mussard—a sixth-generation Hermès—couldn't help but notice all the scraps of silk, strips of croc, and slightly bent silver spoons littering the floors. Now, as artistic director of Petit h, a line she launched in 2010, Mussard works with a team of 10 craftsmen to repurpose such castoffs, transforming them into leather clocks, life-size animal sculptures, and unique coin trays (like the one pictured above). Some 4,000 pieces hit the West Coast for the first time June 13 through 29 at a pop-up shop at Hermès' South Coast Plaza store in Orange County, California. (The goods will also be available online.) Get there early and you might even score the one-of-a-kind coffee-cup holder—which beats having someone scribble your name on the cup.

See more examples of Mussard's work, below.

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