HERMES to launch furniture collection by the end of 2011

French luxury maison HERMES is reported to be in advanced discussions with Italian luxury furniture manufacturer B&B Italia to develop an entire range of furniture collection adding to the existing homewear. HERMES would remain in charge of design, style and marketing while B&B will be in charge with production and logistics. The official announcement is likely to be made during the upcoming Design Week in Milan this April.

HERMES has a similar collaboration with Rosenthal for the production of its china and cutlery. Rosenthal is not only producing the line but it is also distributing it.