The last time we blogged about Maison Pierre Hermé Paris, it was also regarding an art-inspired edible Easter confection. This year, the French chocolatier teamed up with designer Thomas Boog for yet more jaw-dropping Easter chocolates, inspired by both seashells and Italian painter Arcimboldo.
Pierre Herme X Thomas Boog Easter Chocolates
Pierre Herme X Thomas Boog Easter Chocolates.
With an Easter confection collection inspired by seashells, the unprecedented collaboration between Maison Pierre Hermé Paris and artisan decorator Thomas Boog takes us to a dreamlike marine world. A long-time admirer of the artist’s work, sometimes contemporary and refined, sometimes baroque, where shells and corals are skillfully intertwined, the meeting between Pierre Hermé and Thomas Boog was inevitable.
Born in the Swiss mountains and Parisian by adoption, interior designer, decorator and artist Thomas Boog has always been dazzled by seashells since his childhood. He quickly understood that the shell was a gift from Nature.
He draws his inspiration from the seabed, using corals and shells to imagine decorations as elegant as they are unexpected. He plays with colors, materials and the structured accumulation of seashells.
Combine that with his affinity for the work of 16th c. Italian Painter Guiseppe Arcimboldo (as is apparent in the designer’s own collection of faces made from shells) and you get the most intricate of the collaboration, the symbol of the Easter 2021 collection, chocolate creation made of a multitude of shells that make up a face.
FACE DE L’OEUF PRESTIGE BOX
This unique egg in limited edition, symbol of the Easter 2021 collection, is a unique chocolate creation made of a multitude of shells that make up a face in the manner of the artist Arcimboldo.
The passion for working with raw ingredients unites the two men in the quest for excellence. Thomas Boog selects, sculpts, polishes, bleaches and cuts the shells to reveal their sometimes discreet splendor. Pierre Hermé tastes, chooses, chisels, reveals, sublimates the best ingredients. Both, with precision and thoroughness, reinvent the material, associate it, to better sublimate it.
FACE DE L’OEUF
Available in four versions, including the limited edition above: Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate and Blond Chocolate, each egg is made up of two chocolates highlighting a face in the manner of the extravagant works of Arcimboldo. Unique creations with an elegant and baroque blend of shells.
These beautiful casts, presented like works of art on their plinth, give the Nautilus Avarum, a living fossil with an elegantly spiraled hull, all its letters of nobility. Available in three flavors and sizes.
A sober and refined line, the Poseidon egg reveals itself, marked with fossilized shell imprints carved into the chocolate. Three flavors and two sizes.
PRAILINE SHELL BARS
Two new bars, with a wavy appearance reminiscent of the surf, are adorned with 4 shellfish deliciously filled with a hazelnut praline or a cedar pine praline.
With precision and meticulousness, they reinvent the material and combine it to sublimate it. The taste is amused by contrasts combining caramelized blond chocolate and milk chocolate or pure dark chocolate from Belize and milk chocolate in different blends.