You can now have your private jet customised by Hermès

Have the French luxury brand give your ride a more personal touch.

By Max Berlinger 12/02/2019

Is your jet lackluster? A wee bit pedestrian? Or just not, you know, bespoke enough? We feel your pain.

But if that’s the case, we have good news. A secretive studio just outside of Paris is here to help you pimp out your ride: The Sur-mesure atelier at Hermès produces custom orders that will up the wow factor of any space a few notches—whether it’s creating made-to-measure leather interiors for a plane or high-end trinkets and conversation pieces.

Basically, if you’re an Hermès loyalist who has had your fill of the French luxury brand’s exclusive, ready-made items, a store can refer you to this specialised workshop where craftsmanship is taken very seriously—and comes with a price tag to match.

Speaking to Bloomberg, the design director for the brand’s made-to-measure projects, Axel de Beaufort, pointed out a few of the most notable of these projects, including boxing gloves and a picnic basket costing around $62,000 and $20,000 respectively. Of course, that’s child’s play compared to a Gulfstream plane interior or a driver’s seat for a Porsche.

Of course, while this service is clearly about personalisation, the workshop tries to ensure that each of these projects is imbued with Hermès’ notoriously understated sense of luxury.

“With branding, people want to show off,” de Beaufort told Bloomberg. And if that’s the case, the brand gently guides customers towards something more subdued.

And just because Hermès is known for leather doesn’t mean that your speciality item needs to be: Surfboards, fishing rods, skateboard decks, even a foosball table have all been projects taken on by the atelier.

“Special orders are a way for us to open our minds and have new ideas,” de Beaufort said. “You need to think about what would be the Hermès answer. So someone comes and says, ‘I want a rickshaw.’ You say, ‘Shall we do it or not?’ And then you do it.”

So, for those of you traipsing around the globe in your superyachts, consider the gauntlet thrown.

ADVERTISE WITH US

Subscribe to the Newsletter

Stay Connected

You may also like.

Embraer Is Testing Self-Flying eVTOLs Over Rio de Janeiro

The tech will lead to air taxis flying themselves as part of urban transport.

By Michael Verdon

12/05/2022

The First Electric Aeroplane That You Can Fast-Charge Is Coming

Diamond Aircraft’s eDA40 can be recharged in about 20 minutes.

By J. George Gorant

06/05/2022

The First Flying-Car Airport Opens In The UK

But you can’t take off just yet.

By Tori Latham

05/05/2022

Furniture Maker RH Has Designed Sleek Private Jets And A Yacht You Can Charter

The upscale home-furnishings company is bringing a trained design eye to both often-overlooked interiors.

By Helena Madden

02/05/2022

Inside The First All-Private Space Mission To The International Space Station

The Ax-1 crew is scheduled to splash down after conducting scientific research aboard the International Space Station for nearly two weeks.

By Michael Verdon

28/04/2022

Buy the Magazine

Subscribe to Robb Report today!

Subscribe today

Stay Connected