Made In Town
L'Atelier du Relieur|a touch of gold

L'Atelier du Relieur
a touch of gold

Objects

L’Atelier du Relieur has been in the bookbinding, cardboarding, goldplating, and restoration business since 2009, extending its services to private and professional customers alike.

Vault Furniture|a matter of construction

Vault Furniture
a matter of construction

Objects

Vault Furniture is the result of a collaboration between Andrew Gooding and Brandilyn Dunkel, and their shared vision of creating functional furniture. Based in Chicago, the couple produces furniture and custom-made designs made from recycled materials.

Hornskov København|flamboyant hats

Hornskov København
flamboyant hats

Objects

Hornskov Kobenhavn is a small family millinery established in 2015 by Peter and Cathrine Hornskov. Their workshop is situated on the Christianshavn island in the heart of Copenhagen.

Four Leaf Wood Shop|from the wood

Four Leaf Wood Shop
from the wood

Objects

Four Leaf Wood Shop first opened its doors in 2015, at the impulse of Jack Gérard and Geneviève Barrere. In their Ojaj, California workshop, these two young Americans create and produce wooden kitchen utensils.

Cut Throat Knives|A cut above

Cut Throat Knives
A cut above

Objects

In his shop in Melbourne, Australia, Aidan Mackinnon lovingly forges high quality knives so that they can be used and passed on to generations of cooks.

Atelier Alberdi|en route for|the basque country

Atelier Alberdi
en route for
the basque country

Objects

Making a traditional Basque makhila, an elegant and precious walking stick, requires an ancestral know-how that the Atelier Alberdi, based in Irun, Spain, has been one of the rare workshops to continue to use and develop for generations.

Veló by Zin|building boots

Veló by Zin
building boots

Objects

Veló by Zin was born from the encounter of two architects, Niccolo Di Paola and Zaida Mañas. In 2013, their shared wish to create and make shoes using a traditional process pushed them to establish their own workshop.

Nadine Glerperlur|the gem of glass

Nadine Glerperlur
the gem of glass

Objects

In her Kopavogur workshop near Reykjavik, Nadine Martin has been handmaking glass pearls since 2007, transforming them into jewelry or carefully incorporating them into everyday objects.

Mollum Vellum|leather shows|its true colors

Mollum Vellum
leather shows
its true colors

Objects

Herin Hong chose to associate Japanese techniques to her taste for simplicity in the creation of Mollum Vellum, her own atelier based in London where she handcrafts leather goods.

Weaving is an art|Charlotte von Poehl|Made in Town Éditions

Weaving is an art
Charlotte von Poehl
Made in Town Éditions

Arts

Charlotte von Poehl’s work is informed by the history of design and by minimal art; it oscillates between art and life, between usefulness and aesthetics, while questioning the space, the lighting and the architecture of the room it occupies. The piece she has created in collaboration with Woven Studio for the exhibition entitled “Patchworks” at the Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art eloquently testifies to how open her practice is to other fields of creation.

Processus|A breath of fresh air|coming from the sea

Processus
A breath of fresh air
coming from the sea

Garments

Gabrielle Legall, originally from Bretagne, started in 2016 her brand Processus: minimal, small batch ready-to-wear that mixes the codes of streetwear and traditional elegance through the use of recycled parachutes and paragliders.

Esmé Hofman | The fineness of basketry

Esmé Hofman
The fineness of basketry

Objects

Basket weaving is one of the oldest crafts in the world, and yet Esmé Hofman is one of the rare artisans to master and perpetuate the art of braiding plant fibers together.

Biken|The user-friendly bike

Biken
The user-friendly bike

Objects

Quality and ingenuity. Those are the two words that best define the work of the team at Biken, an American bicycle shop started by Ken Sugimoto in 2013 in Tustin.

BôM Cosmétiques|Heartwarming flowers

BôM Cosmétiques
Heartwarming flowers

Objects

Established in the Drôme region of France, France Charvin carefully makes her own organic cosmetics using plants she farms herself and wild flowers she collects along the sides of her property.

Parfums d’Encens|For the love of scent

Parfums d’Encens
For the love of scent

Objects

It's in the backlands of the Arrée Mountains in Bretagne that Anne Raffin chose to establish her refinery to produce her own eco-friendly incense sticks.

Inventaire|(Inventer + faire)
from 13th Oct. to 23rd Dec. 2016

Inventaire
(Inventer + faire)

Objects

Made in Town presents Inventaire (inventer + faire), a selection of products reflecting the particular know-how of ateliers all around the world.

Monteneri | Ally design, know-how and technology
from 26th Sept. to 8th Oct. 2016

Monteneri
Ally design, know-how and technology

Objects

In the build-up to the Paris Fashion Week, Made in Town presents Monteneri, an Italian platform dedicated to know-how in the fields of fashion and design and whose business strategy has been developed by Made in Town since its launch in 2015.

DIY 2.0: Just Do It Yourself!

DIY 2.0: Just Do It Yourself!

Objects

Associated with a nascent anti-consumerist vision of the 1970s, the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) philosophy grew from a comprehensive subculture that encompassed all types of productive activity, imagining a dynamic where people are not just spectators or consumers. More than a system of tinkering or problem-solving, DIY and manual skills today embody new creative interests, as well as recreational and community dimensions - and they include everyday practices such as cooking, sewing, and cultivating vegetable gardens, to name just a few.

Afrika Tiss|Weaving Their Way Through

Afrika Tiss
Weaving Their Way Through

Garments

Created in March 2011 in Paris by Mariette Chapel, Afrika Tiss is an association fighting against the poverty of craftswomen in Burkina Faso by enabling them to fulfil themselves through their work and expertise.

Design for Peace|Transhumance
May 20 - July 23, 2016

Design for Peace
Transhumance

Objects

Design for Peace presents at Made in Town its first collection of decorative objects and fashion accessories: Transhumance. It is the result of seven weeks of collaborative work between seventeen Malian Tuareg craftsmen – now taking refuge in Burkina Faso – and six young French designers, who were gathered in Ouagadougou for a 50 day residency.

On the sunny side|Flower Power

On the sunny side
Flower Power

Arts

With a passion for the vegetable world since the childhood she spent in the mountains and her grandparents’ garden, Mathilde Vial followed a training at Ecole des Fleuristes in Paris before discovering all the richness of this craft with traditional flower-makers.

Faune|Skin Deep Leather Work

Faune
Skin Deep Leather Work

Garments

For thirty years Xavier Catala has been working as a leather craftsman, making belts in all shapes and sizes in his workshop located in Sémalens, south of France.

Le Passe-Trame|Wool as a Red Thread

Le Passe-Trame
Wool as a Red Thread

Garments

Eric Carlier founded Le Passe-Trame in 1990 at Peyrin-Augmontel (Mazamet area). The sheep wool market was thriving at the time due to the fellmongering activity.

Les Ardoisiers|A Well-Drawn Career

Les Ardoisiers
A Well-Drawn Career

Objects

From the rigor of a background in accountancy to the hardness of the slate, the frontier is very thin for Benoît Delmé, who ha. s converted his passion for this uncommon rock into a sustainable craft deeply rooted in the territory of the Montagne Noire, in Dourgnes.

Parlons Pierre|The Language of Stone

Parlons Pierre
The Language of Stone

Objects

For the three brothers – Jean-Christophe, Cyril and Régis Rivals – at the helm of the Parlons Pierre workshop, founded by their father who was a quarryman, working with stone has become a true language.

Pic de Nore|Gaining Height

Pic de Nore
Gaining Height

Garments

Specialized in professional clothing, La Manufacture Regain created in 2003 the brand Pic de Nore, which was named after the highest point of the Montagne Noire.

Dominique Thomas|Swirl of Life

Dominique Thomas
Swirl of Life

Objects

Dominique Thomas is a ceramic artist whose atelier, based in the heart of the Montagne Noire and surrounded by nature, is a source of inspiration for her work that follows the rhythm of seasons.

Arts de Fronze|Leaving a Mark on Clay

Arts de Fronze
Leaving a Mark on Clay

Objects

Cécile Gasc reconnected with her passion for clay when she attended a cross-disciplinary program – combining painting, sculpture and graphic arts – at l’Ecole Municipale des Beaux-Arts de Castres. She continued her training at the Institut des Métiers de l’Art et de l’Artisanat d’Art in Revel and perfected her technique during several internships.

Les Toiles|de la Montagne Noire|Unfold the Industry

Les Toiles
de la Montagne Noire
Unfold the Industry

Objects

Passionate about textile since his childhood, Jean-Claude Bordes decided to capitalize on the local tradition of weaving in the Tarn region and founded his own linen brand “Les Toiles de la Montagne Noire”, which offers a wide range of canvases, napkins, dish towels and tablecloths inspired by patterns from the Basque Country.

Missègle|Open Door|on the Workshop

Missègle
Open Door
on the Workshop

Garments

Founded by Myriam Joly in 1994, the brand Missègle manufactures and distributes in a remote factory-boutique on the hills its own collections of unisex knitwear: socks, scarves, gloves, sweaters, blankets, etc.

Cap dal Mas|Ethics as the rule|of the game

Cap dal Mas
Ethics as the rule
of the game

Objects

In the early 2000’s, Benoit Fabrega and his wife moved to Saint-Amans-Soult, a small village at the foot of the Montagne Noire, where they bought a house that they partly turned into a workshop.

Bazane|The Swiss Knife of design

Bazane
The Swiss Knife of design

Objects

Nicolas Escande sets up shop in his atelier in 2014, where he has since been hand-manufacturing – from design to assembly – all kinds of knives that are made-to-measure on customers’ request only.

Made in Town|Montagne Noire
Oct. 21, 2015 - Feb. 13, 2016

Made in Town
Montagne Noire

Objects

Made in Town interrupts the daily grind, taking a voyage south to the Midi-Pyrenees region of France, in pursuit of local savoir-faire and products, desiring (as always) to strengthen the bond between the public and producers. The exhibition Made in Town / Montagne Noire parks its suitcases first at the Castres Economic Fair.

Karina Bisch|Blurring the line|between art and craft

Karina Bisch
Blurring the line
between art and craft

Arts

Karina Bish is a French artist (drawing, painting, sculpture, photography…), she likes innovating with new materials and inventing new concepts. She studied arts at La Sorbonne and then at Les Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 2000, she won the UBS Arts Award prize.

Bamboo Chair|Intertwining Craft|With Design

Bamboo Chair
Intertwining Craft
With Design

Objects

The French designer Samuel Misslen shows one of his designs, the well-named Bamboo Chair, on the occasion of the second instance of Révélations, the fine craft and creation fair.

In Homage to Micol Fontana

In Homage to Micol Fontana

Garments

Micol Fontana, one of the three sisters who founded the Sorelle Fontana couture house in Rome in 1943, passed away on 12th June 2015 at the age of 101. In a foreword to the Roman edition of the Women's Tailor-made Guidebook published in 2011, Micol Fontana kindly shared her point of view on the evolution of the fashion system through the story of her own commitments.

La Rochère Glass Factory|Designers’ Words

La Rochère Glass Factory
Designers’ Words
[Made in Town TV]

Objects

In order to promote the know-how and the characteristics of La Rochère glass factory, located in Passavant-la-Rochère in the French department of Haute-Saône, Made in Town conducted a series of six video interviews of French and European designers, who have integrated the know-how of the glass factory into their creations. Each in their own way, they mastered glass.

Atelier Patrick Guillot|Artisan Weaver

Atelier Patrick Guillot
Artisan Weaver

Arts

Based in Aubusson, Patrick Guillot is one of the last remaining liciers (or weavers) who has been preserving for more than 30 years the technical and artistic heritage of former royal factories of tapestry.

Aubusson|The City of Tapestry

Aubusson
The City of Tapestry
[Made in Town TV]

Arts

In order to promote the know-how and characteristics of the tapestry from Aubusson, the county town of the French region of Creuse, Made in Town conducted a series of three documentary videos at the request of the International City of the Tapestry and Woven art, in partnership with l’Institut français de la mode and with the support of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès.

Robert Four Manufacture|Royal Heiress

Robert Four Manufacture
Royal Heiress

Arts

The Robert Four Manufacture perpetuates the Aubusson tapestry know-how, one of the royal Aubusson tapestry factory, which was created by Jean-Baptiste Colbert in the 16th century.

Gianluca Malgeri|To Spring a Surprise

Gianluca Malgeri
To Spring a Surprise

Arts

Gianluca Malgeri is an Italian artist who lives and works in Berlin. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence, then visuel arts at the Higher Institute of Architecture of Venice.

Marfa, Texas|Back to Basics

Marfa, Texas
Back to Basics

Arts

In 1972, master minimalist Donald Judd is one of the most top-rated American artists. That same year, looking to escape New York society life, he buys an enormous ranch in Marfa, a small town in the southwest of Texas, not far from the Mexican border, where he goes on to live and produce monumental sculptures in aluminum and concrete.

L’Aubusson|Heritage Cutlery

L’Aubusson
Heritage Cutlery

Objects

L'Aubusson belongs to a cutlery creative renewal, and cuts an original spot in the new companies committed into keeping alive French local heritage. The pocket knives collections are the expression of an encounter between two crafts: tapestry and blacksmiths work, respectively practiced by L'Aubusson two founders, Marie-Armelle and David Baldenspenger.

La Rochère Glass Factory|The Magic of Glass

La Rochère Glass Factory
The Magic of Glass
[Made in Town TV]

Arts

In order to promote the know-how and the characteristics of La Rochère glass factory, located in Passavant-la-Rochère in the French department of Haute-Saône, Made in Town conducted a series of four short videos shot in the heart of the company's workshops.

Compédit Beauregard|Making a Great Impression

Compédit Beauregard
Making a Great Impression

Objects

Situated at La Ferté-Macé, Normandie, Compédit Beauregard provides its clients the tools and know-how for the entire graphic chain, from creation to printing, for 150 years.

Summer Inventory
Jun. 24 - Jul. 19, 2014

Summer Inventory

Objects

To celebrate the good days, Made in Town ends the season with a creative selection of beautiful products and good ideas to accompany you throughout the summer. Summer Inventory is showcasing colorful objects and accessories. Chosen by Made in Town, they reflect an original approach of menswear wardrobe, graphic arts and tableware, based on local production and craftsmanship Made in France or Made in Italy.

Hands and Machines

Hands and Machines

Objects

Rare documentary in color, made in 1956 during the Cold War, by the United States Information Agency to promote the values ​​and image of the United States in Europe. This 16-minute film shows the match between artisanal and unique pieces and serial productions from the industry.

Maison d’Exceptions|An antidote to Standardization

Maison d’Exceptions
An antidote to Standardization

Garments

In parallel of the Première Vision trade show and its space Maison d'Exceptions dedicated to textile producers and suppliers, a rendez-vous featuring traditional or innovative exceptional productions, the maisondexceptions.com magazine is a unique online platform which extends the trade show experience and offers a true antidote to standardization.

Olivier Gadet|Founder of Cent Pages Editions

Olivier Gadet
Founder of Cent Pages Editions

Objects

Olivier Gadet is the founder of Cent Pages editions. For Made in Town, he talks about the foundation of his publishing house, his long-term collaboration with the book designer Philippe Millot and the manufacturing techniques he is reviving through his books aside from standardized publishing criteria. A selection of books is available on our e-shop.

Royal Copenhagen|Relocating the Craft

Royal Copenhagen
Relocating the Craft

Objects

Royal Copenhagen, official royal porcelain supplier, was founded in Copenhagen in 1775 under the patronage of Queen Juliane Marie. This venerable house still carries on the hand painted tradition of porcelain, in a typically Danish know-how which has made ​​its reputation worldwide. Emblem of a Danish unprecedented sophistication, Royal Copenhagen tableware is recognizable by the whiteness of its pottery and its delicate hand painted florals, expression of long hours of precise work of their in-house craftsmen. It is therefore rather surprising to find out that the majority of its production is no longer made in Denmark as one might imagine, but in Thailand, in a large workshop located in Saraburi, near Bangkok.

Nordkraft|A Danish Season
May 20 - Jun. 21, 2014

Nordkraft
A Danish Season

Garments

Starting on May 20th and in parallel of the D'Days, Made in Town is donning Denmark's colors and entering a 100% design program. The workshop is welcoming within its walls the Nordkraft project which showcases Danish lifestyle essentials through Internet: selling furniture, objects, graphic art, with brands and designers typical of the Nordic spirit.

Véronique Marrier|Graphic Design Project Manager|at the CNAP

Véronique Marrier
Graphic Design Project Manager
at the CNAP

Arts

Véronique Marrier, project manager for graphic design at the National Center for Visual Arts (CNAP), has told Made in Town about her work, her views on French graphic design and its processes. After graduating in litterature in Bordeaux, Véronique Marrier opened in 1996 the first gallery to exhibit graphic design in France. She then moved to Paris in 2000 and worked for several organizations dedicated to graphic design such as the Chaumont Poster Festival or the Graphic Design month at Echirolles. She then worked with Marsha Emanuel on the Graphisme en France publication by the Ministry of Culture, before entering the CNAP in 2008 to become the project manager in charge of graphic design.

L’Essai|The Book Exposed
May 2-17, 2014

L’Essai
The Book Exposed

Objects

Made in Town is hosting the result of 15 years of collaboration between Philippe Millot based in Paris and Cent Pages editions based in Grenoble. This show will allow to discover the exciting process of the designing and manufacturing of books, singular objects made of intelligence, ink, paper and words, result of this long-term evolutive and demanding dialogue.

Marius Hansteen|Director of the Danish Foundation in Paris

Marius Hansteen
Director of the Danish Foundation in Paris

Objects

In parallel of The Design at Play exhibition at the House of Denmark, Made in Town has taken the opportunity to interview Marius Hansteen, director of the Danish Foundation, cultural advisor at the Denmark Embassy and curator of this exhibition which present the playful world of Kay Bojesen (1886-1958), a major Danish designer of the 20th century.

Alessandro Di Cola|From Metal to Accessories

Alessandro Di Cola
From Metal to Accessories

Objects

Alessandro Di Cola is an Italian artist who oscillates between design, sculpture and painting. Born in Rome in 1981, he graduated from the Académie des Beaux Arts before devoting himself to producing entirely artisanal one-of-a-kind pieces. Alessandro Di Cola hopes to bring both artistic value and a singular character to each of his works.

Made in France|Fashion is a Territory

Made in France
Fashion is a Territory

Garments

Alongside with the Made in France Première Vision trade show, the exceptional rendez-vous of French haute façon held at Carreau du Temple in Paris, dive into the online magazine on salonmadeinfrance.com.

Yannick Chanteclair|Founder of Bonneterie Chanteclair

Yannick Chanteclair
Founder of Bonneterie Chanteclair

Objects

Historically, the influence of Troyes on the knitwear industry began in the 1820s, reaching its peak in the mid-twentieth century. Many knitters have given birth to famous French brands such as Lacoste, Petit Bateau and Dim. Although for several decades there has been a strong delocalization of the local knitting industry, many companies still remain, including Chanteclair. On the occasion of this presentation of MOY t-shirts with Made In Town, we spoke with Yannick Chanteclair, founder and CEO of the knitting company Chanteclair, based in Troyes since 1973.

MOY|When Japan is Made in Troyes
Feb. 25 - Mar. 29, 2014

MOY
When Japan is Made in Troyes

Garments

Made in Town is home to the first collection of Moy, a line of t-shirts drawing on the skills of Chanteclair. Designed by Yasco Otomo – a Japanese fashion designer now living in Paris for more than a decade – the collection revisits the French tradition of knitwear.

Atelier[jes]|Experience as Design

Atelier[jes]
Experience as Design

Objects

Atelier[jes] is the creative association of Johan Brunel and Samuel Misslen. Since 1998, they have been collaborating on a wide range of projects: industrial and artistic objects, educational scenography, space design and architecture.

Folkdays|On the Road of Craftsmanship
Dec. 14-15, 2013

Folkdays
On the Road of Craftsmanship

Objects

Folkdays is born from the travel discoveries of Lisa, Heidi and Kimon, three friends who fall in love with various local crafts while abroad. Wanting to support the local businesses they had found and sharing the techniques they had seen, they partnered with seven artisans to create a selection of bags, jewellery and accessories available under the brand Folkdays.

Sartoria Ripense|A Gentleman’s Club

Sartoria Ripense
A Gentleman’s Club

Garments

It has the appearance of a contemporary, luxurious gentlemen’s club, where each garment is designed according to criteria of elegance and comfort.

Gitte Helle|A Surrealist Bestiary

Gitte Helle
A Surrealist Bestiary

Objects

With this collection of porcelain figurines, Figure Similarities, Gitte Helle takes the proverbial and literal axe to kitsch, bringing out its best. She creates juxtapositions that are delightfully absurd with a touch of the uncanny.

Antica Manifattura Cappelli|To Lose One’s Head

Antica Manifattura Cappelli
To Lose One’s Head

Garments

A rare milliner’s workshop-laboratory, Antica Manifattura Cappelli is a monument of Italian craftsmanship that still preserves an infinity of moulds dating back to the early twentieth century. Opened by the Cirri family in 1936 in the Roman neighborhood of Prati, it now produces custom-made hats for men, women and children as well as for film studios and the theatre.

Winter Inventory
Nov. 26 - Dec. 21, 2013

Winter Inventory

Objects

As the holidays approach, Made in Town presents an ephemeral selection of furniture, objects, accessories and clothing. For this winter inventory, Made in Town gathers the work of twenty ateliers of different disciplines proposing a variety of products, each born from local fabrication.

Il Borgo Cashmere|Fancy Stitch

Il Borgo Cashmere
Fancy Stitch

Garments

Founded in 1949 in Borgo San Lorenzo, Italy, Il Borgo's work is based on ongoing research into knit stitches, whether hand-knit or machine knit, crochet or macramé, with an added touch of originality. Franco Fredducci succeeded his father-in-law at the head of the company.

Genète Paris|Hail to the Tie

Genète Paris
Hail to the Tie

Garments

Since 1972, the seamstresses in Genète's workshop have been hand-making neckties, bow ties, scarves and other silk accessories for major Parisian couture houses.

Karin Blach Nielsen|Playing With Glazes

Karin Blach Nielsen
Playing With Glazes

Objects

Karin Blach Nielsen studied at Designskolen Kolding in Denmark and completed her education at the Royal College of Art in London. She returned to stoneware four years ago after a long career in slipcast porcelain.

The Pleasure of Sharing|Ollivier Henry|Point de détails

The Pleasure of Sharing
Ollivier Henry
Point de détails

Garments

On the occasion of Travel, Marie-Ange Guilleminot and Made in Town organize a series of encounters with guardians of gestures and techniques: costumers, tailors, embroiderers, corsetry-makers, graphic designers.

Fondazione Lisio|Point de détails

Fondazione Lisio
Point de détails

Garments

On the occasion of Travel, Marie-Ange Guilleminot and Made in Town organize a series of encounters with guardians of gestures and techniques: costumers, tailors, embroiderers, corsetry-makers, graphic designers.

Carmen Mateos|Costume Maker|Point de détails

Carmen Mateos
Costume Maker
Point de détails

Garments

On the occasion of Travel, Marie-Ange Guilleminot and Made in Town organize a series of encounters with guardians of gestures and techniques: costumers, tailors, embroiderers, corsetry-makers, graphic designers.

Marie-Ange Guilleminot|A Voyage Through Know-How

Marie-Ange Guilleminot
A Voyage Through Know-How

Arts

Marie-Ange Guilleminot is a French visual artist who lives and works in Paris. Her artistic practice is framed as a voyage. In perpetual motion and attentive to the techniques of the countries and cultures that she visits, each new project is a pretext for exploring unexpected skills and building a rapport between her work and new techniques.

Travel|Marie-Ange Guilleminot
Oct. 25 - Nov. 23, 2013

Travel
Marie-Ange Guilleminot

Arts

Through gestures and savoir-faire we witness the realization of Touchez-voir, a project destined for those who in fact do not see. From the museum archives to the atelier, we observe the birth of an original wardrobe and forms that will soon be joined together in a trunk available to experience at the Palais Galliera.

The Kugler Factory in Geneva|The Junction of Art and Industry

The Kugler Factory in Geneva
The Junction of Art and Industry

Objects

At the West end of the city of Geneva, the meeting of the Rhône and the Arve rivers forms a triangle of land known as "The Junction". It is in this eccentic neighborhood, which sits at the border between nature and the city, that the Kugler Factory stands, a former industrial complex topped with a red brick chimney once devoted to foundry. Property of the City of Geneva since 1996, this former faucet and fittings factory today shelters the ateliers of numerous artists and designers and has become an associative space, a place of creative and artistic convergence.

Eric Lomain|A Parisian Boot-Maker

Eric Lomain
A Parisian Boot-Maker

Garments

To be tailor-made intrinsically goes hand in hand with an ethical dimension, and this seems to be embodied in Eric Lomain’s work: a modest person, he says he does not have the desire to “save” the people he makes shoes for, but he admits that some of them are deeply grateful, telling him that “they could not walk without [him]”. This is an art of giving meaning to the shoes, an object that has unwillingly become an emblem of superficiality.

Plissés de France|Without a Single Wrinkle

Plissés de France
Without a Single Wrinkle

Garments

Plissés de France defines itself as an artisan-pleater. Innovator of unique pleating projects, halfway between artisanal creation and industrial production, the atelier is located in Ille-et-Vilaine and is involved from the early models through to the final fabrication, with a view towards creating in interface with contractors.

Unfolded Gestures|Anahide Saint André
Sep. 26 - Oct. 19, 2013

Unfolded Gestures
Anahide Saint André

Garments

On the occasion of Paris Fashion Week, Made in Town welcomes Anahide Saint André for the presentation of a limited edition of dresses showcasing the combination of gestures and know-how of Confection de Sully and Plissés de France.

Confection de Sully|Merging Industry and Craftsmanship

Confection de Sully
Merging Industry and Craftsmanship

Garments

Confection de Sully is a French company based in the Loiret and specialized in the study, prototyping and production of high-end clothing, aligning industrial know-how and a mastery of traditional artisan techniques.

Federica Sala|Art-Design Curator

Federica Sala
Art-Design Curator

Objects

On the occasion of the contemporary art fair MiArt, which was recently held in Milan, Made in Town encountered consultant and curator Federica Sala, co-founder of PS Design Consultants. Over the course of this informal interview, she references her vocation and takes stock of the evolving particularities of the design sector, both in France and Italy.

e.g.m.|The Drawing Machine

e.g.m.
The Drawing Machine

Garments

The e.g.m. collective takes its name from the initials of its founders: Elsa, Grichka and Martin, three graphic designers trained at the Arts Décoratifs of Paris. In the context of the Auto-productions cycle at Made in Town, they focus on experimentation with their drawing machine as the spearhead of their approach. In association with Label XVI, which creates unique objects by way of serial production, e.g.m. will produce in situ, through the aid of permanent markers, a series of drawings upon silk and cotton scarves.

Copenhagen|A Crossroads of Artisanship|and Danish Design

Copenhagen
A Crossroads of Artisanship
and Danish Design

Objects

In Copenhagen, design is everywhere: the Designmuseum Danmark, Denmark's National Museum of Decorative Arts, traces the historic evolution of Danish design, while Illums Bolighus, an historic department store dedicated to interior decoration dating from 1941, has itself become an institution ever since Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark appointed it as the official royal supplier in 2001. The streets of the city perfectly illustrate the cult status afforded to good design in Denmark, bursting with boutiques and concept stores whose windows showcase local producers as much as international designers.

Script|e.g.m.
Sep. 3 - Oct. 19, 2013

Script
e.g.m.

Garments

The tradition of Parisian haute couture relies on the expertise and impeccable work of nimble hands. Their dexterity is acquired over time by the endless repetition of the same gestures. With experience, each new hand-sewn point becomes identical to the previous one – this is the measure of quality and exception.

Elégance de la Révolte
Jun. 25 - Aug. 3, 2013

Elégance de la Révolte

Garments

For the launch of Élégance de la Révolte – a timeless line of coats and waistcoats made upon request – Made in Town is turning into a cutting workshop for a few weeks. The workshop puts manufacturing at the forefront, as it unveils the tailor’s gestures, sharpens tools and highlights the know-how handling these tools to transform materials with brilliant craftsmanship.

Craftsmanship meets Innovation|Made in Town's Outreach Programme
Jun. 14, 2013

Craftsmanship meets Innovation
Made in Town's Outreach Programme

Garments

In collaboration with the management students of Institut Français de la Mode, Wanderlust organized a soirée Sur-Mesure entitled "The thread of fashion" on the theme of fashion and craftsmanship, during which Pascal Gautrand led a roundtable in the company of fashion designer Christine Phung, textile designer Tzuri Gueta, and lace-house Sophie Hallette's market director Maud Lescroart. Together, they approached craftsmanship from the angle of innovation and interrogated its role in the enterprises of tomorrow.

The Women's Tailor-made Guidebook – Rome

The Women's Tailor-made Guidebook – Rome

Garments

Do you want to realise the dress of your dreams? Create a unique wardrobe that has nothing to do with standardisation? Dress always according to the latest fashion, but at the same time following your own taste? Then here is a guide for you listing 220 addresses in the Italian capital, where you can be dressed-to-measure from head to toe. 220 places in town where a woman can order custom-made garments and accessories.

French Trilogy|Philippe Terrier-Hermann
Jun. 8, 2013

French Trilogy
Philippe Terrier-Hermann

Arts

From the model to the storyboard. Made in Town prolongs its reflection around cinematic creation, initiated by the exhibition Boîte à miracles, and welcomes Philippe Terrier-Hermann for the launch of La Trilogie française [The French Trilogy], a public commission of the National Center for Visual Arts and the Minister of Culture and Communication.

Complément d'objets|Wood
June 3-29, 2013

Complément d'objets
Wood

Objects

Under the title "Complément d’objets", Made in Town is exploring the field of design through the work of designers, architects, craftsmen, artists and furniture manufacturers, and focusing on the most distinctive features of designing, handcrafting or industrially manufacturing objects, furniture and accessories. The first edition highlights the work of wood and the various approaches that go along with it.

To Give Oneself Work|Juliette Roche
Jun. 3-8, 2013

To Give Oneself Work
Juliette Roche

Arts

To Give Oneself Work is the reedition of a performance realized by Juliette Roche last year at the Glasgow School of Art. Over many days, from morning until evening, the Parisian artist, born in 1987, occupies a space accessible to the public, organized like an atelier. She works there with wood and various materials towards a final exhibition which will conclude the performance.

Miracle Box|Hugues Decointet
May 17 - Jun. 1, 2013

Miracle Box
Hugues Decointet

Arts

Discovering a letter from Le Corbusier addressed to Albert Camus, in which the architect explained being "inhabited by the idea of a Boîte à Miracles [Miracle Box]", Hugues Decointet decides to interpret this schema which has for a long time been a part of his work.

Holoholo Editions|Comment Section #1
Apr. 25 - May 4, 2013

Holoholo Editions
Comment Section #1

Arts

On the occasion of the launch of the inaugural issue of Comment Section, Made in Town invites the young Parisian publishing house Holoholo to presente the genesis of this project and its particular principles – writing, graphic design, and publishing – put in place by this artistic collective for the conception and production of these periodical reviews.

L'Excès|Emmanuel Giraud
Apr. 13-24, 2013

L'Excès
Emmanuel Giraud

Gastronomy

Made in Town and Épure Editions invite you to the presentation of L’Excès, 10 façons de le préparer [The Excess, 10 Ways of Preparing It] by Emmanuel Giraud. A pamphlet rebutting our culture of ambient hygienism, the book defends and illustrates excess at the table: recipes based on immoderation, ostentatious wastefulness and provocations of all sorts.

Emmanuel Giraud|Culinary Memories

Emmanuel Giraud
Culinary Memories

Gastronomy

Former resident of the Villa Médicis in the discipline of culinary arts, graduate of the National Studio of Contemporary Art of Fresnoy, Emmanuel Giraud explores in his work the theme of culinary memory through performance, video and aural installation.

Antonio Grimaldi|Confort Applied to Fashion

Antonio Grimaldi
Confort Applied to Fashion

Garments

His dresses give the idea of 360 degree exclusivity. Light fabrics and embroidery, at which he is a maestro, applied to both evening and day dresses alike. Antonio Grimaldi, a young Roman couturier, pupil of the great Fernanda Gattinoni, listens to his clients and directs them towards the choice of dress that respects fully their personality.

Painting for Living|Karina Bisch
Mar. 7 - Apr. 5, 2013

Painting for Living
Karina Bisch

Arts

Made in Town presents La Loi des Séries (limitées) which assembles a selection of objects, accessories and clothes – unique or numbered pieces – produced by artisans, artists and designers.

Sylvio Giardina|Autumn/Winter 2013-2014
Feb. 27 - Mar. 6, 2013

Sylvio Giardina
Autumn/Winter 2013-2014

Garments

On the occasion of Paris Fashion Week for Winter 2013-14 ready-to-wear, Made in Town presents the work of Sylvio Giardina, Roman fashion designer.

When in Rome,|Do as Romans Do
Jan. 31 - Feb. 23, 2013

When in Rome,
Do as Romans Do

Garments

On the occasion of the opening of our atelier, Made in Town proposes, for the first time in Paris, the exhibition When in Rome, do as Romans do. The project, initially developed in 2009 by fashion designer Pascal Gautrand during his residency at the Villa Médicis, takes as its pretext a men's shirt in order to display the richness of artisanship and the inherent multiplicity of local fabrication incarnated by made-to-measure tailoring.

De Bonne Facture|Autumn/Winter 2012-2013
Jan. 16-26, 2013

De Bonne Facture
Autumn/Winter 2012-2013

Garments

Made in Town welcomes De Bonne Facture for the presentation of a series of models which cast light on the know-how of the French artisans and producers who created them.

Philippe Terrier-Hermann|The Camera Does Not Do it All

Philippe Terrier-Hermann
The Camera Does Not Do it All

Arts

Philippe Terrier Hermann is born in 1970 in France. After studying photography at La Cambre in Brussels and at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he created his first work, “intercontinental 1996-2000”, at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.

Chinoiserie|Philippe Terrier-Hermann
Dec. 7 - Jan. 9, 2013

Chinoiserie
Philippe Terrier-Hermann

Arts

Made in Town presents a reflection on the ambiguity between original artwork and serial manufacture or reproduction.

Carlo Cecchini|Customized Accessories

Carlo Cecchini
Customized Accessories

Garments

His handcrafted creations reveal everything there is to know about Carlo Cecchini’s knowledge and passion, a craftsman and designer who still cuts by hand all the leather to create his bags and shoes.

André Laug|Craftsmanship de rigueur

André Laug
Craftsmanship de rigueur

Garments

Here is a place of true Italian excellence: prototypes for day dresses and cocktail dresses to be ordered made-to-measure, exhibited in the elegant showroom which enjoys an unparalleled view of piazza di Spagna.

Alessio Spinelli|A Predilection for|Multi-Coloured Shoes

Alessio Spinelli
A Predilection for
Multi-Coloured Shoes

Garments

Roman by birth, instructed at the Koefia Accademy in Rome, Alessio Spinelli is today a highly regarded shoe designer in the Capital, winner of the Who is On Next? contest, organised by Altaroma in collaboration with Vogue Italia. He has worked on important projects with Roberto Capucci, Camillo Bona and Gattinoni.

Legeron|Textile Garden

Legeron
Textile Garden

Objects

At the heart of Paris, fourth-generation Bruno Legeron sits at the head of the family house, cultivating their garden. Founded in 1727 and acquired in 1880 by great grandfather Louis Legeron, the firm specializes in the creation of artificial flowers.

Label XVI Made in Paris|Made in Town, Vol.3
Jun. 27 - Aug. 1, 2012

Label XVI Made in Paris
Made in Town, Vol.3

Garments

For its third edition, Made in Town chose Paris to organize a one-month temporary atelier. Staging a collection of hand-made shirts for men and women crafted by Antonella Fustini, a passionate Italian shirtmaker based in Paris.

Tenthorey|The Citizen Bag

Tenthorey
The Citizen Bag

Objects

Founded in 1906, Tenthorey, situated in Eloyes, Vosges and labeled Vosges Terre Textile, completes its weaving activity with a production of advertising bags made from natural materials.

Manufacture textile des Vosges|From Employee to Shareholder

Manufacture textile des Vosges
From Employee to Shareholder

Objects

Situated in the small town of Ferdrupt, between Epinal and Gérardmer, the Manufacture Textile des Vosges, labeled Vosges Terre Textile, is the heir of a know-how more than 175 years old associated with unbleached fabric production.

Tricotage des Vosges|Feet on the Ground

Tricotage des Vosges
Feet on the Ground

Garments

In the mid-nineties, while the relocations were increasing, Jacques Marie, former director of Dim, wants to launch the manufacturing of quality socks in the Dim factory which was about to close. In Vagney, Vosges, he founded the company Tricotage des Vosges and the brand Bleu Forêt.

François Hans|100% Made in Vosges

François Hans
100% Made in Vosges

Objects

Established in the Vosges heart, in Gérardmer, since 1843, the family business François Hans, labeled Vosges Terre Textile and Entreprise du patrimoine vivant, creates and manufactures linens.

Bragia|Original Prints and Tones

Bragia
Original Prints and Tones

Garments

Alessandra Torella and Santo Costanzo, the creative duo managing the brand, have pooled their cinematic, theatre and stylistic experiences to bring to life, in 2009, creations inspired by the idea of unique garments through experimental dying techniques and the creation of original patterns and materials.

Atelier Canovai|Playful Knitwear

Atelier Canovai
Playful Knitwear

Garments

For his knitwear collection, Canovai uses extra-fine merino wool, cashmere, rayon and linen made exclusively in Italy.

Albanese|Fantasy as a Shoe

Albanese
Fantasy as a Shoe

Garments

As in the times of the Dolce Vita, inside the atelier they still take measurements of the foot, choose the hides, applications and models and after about a month of work you are presented with a new pair of Albanese made-to-measure shoes.

Gaetano Aloisio|A Snip of the Scissors

Gaetano Aloisio
A Snip of the Scissors

Garments

A bespoke suit by Gaetano Aloisio, Calabrian by birth and Roman by adoption, can take up to 70 hours to make. A formal style, never eccentric or ostentatious, boasting cuts that, though supremely elegant and sober, are nevertheless always extremely comfortable.

Beauty di Bucci|An Emblem of Pleasure

Beauty di Bucci
An Emblem of Pleasure

Garments

Since 1946, hand-crafted creations, double needle stitching, collars with extractable stays, mother-of-pearl buttons and Italian fabrics have been the hallmark features of a Beauty by Bucci shirts, one of the oldest shirtmakers in Rome.

Antonio Aglietti|An extraordinary Shoemaker

Antonio Aglietti
An extraordinary Shoemaker

Garments

Aglietti’s handmade shoes are recognizable on account of the almost maniacal attention that the designer pays both to colour and shine. The sheer emotion aroused by their look and feel is totally unbeatable.

Alberto Valentini|Surreal Made-to-Measure

Alberto Valentini
Surreal Made-to-Measure

Garments

An eccentric, eclectic individual who, at his Tor di Nona location, mainly produces original ties and bowties based on his own creative design. On account of his flamboyant look (moustache and untidy hair) and his surreal creativity he has been dubbed the “Salvador Dali of the tie”.

Laudadio|Italian Imprinting

Laudadio
Italian Imprinting

Garments

Having learnt the trade in the ‘50’s at the Petrocchi shoemaking establishment in via Sistina, Ennio Laudadio opened his first shop in 1961 in via Gregoriana, handing down all his artisan expertise to his son.

Wonderfool|A Concept Store|for the New Dandy

Wonderfool
A Concept Store
for the New Dandy

Garments

Entering this temple of masculine well-being is a mystical experience dedicated exclusively to male pleasure and pampering: from the Neapolitan-style barber’s shop to the wellness area, not to mention the tailoring room where, by appointment, it is possible to choose from the best Loro Piana fabrics or precious cottons for suits and made-to-measure shirts.

Battistoni|A Roman Emporium of Elegance

Battistoni
A Roman Emporium of Elegance

Garments

More than a shop, Battistoni has always been a sort of high class café literaire, a meeting place of aristocratics, financiers, Italian and International celebrities: from the dukes of Windsor to Marlon Brando, from Moravia Warhol, Balthus to Cocteau. All of them aspired to boasting ownership of a Battistoni suit or shirt.

Merola|A Maître-à-Ganter

Merola
A Maître-à-Ganter

Garments

A luxury gantier which makes superio quality craft-made gloves to fit all types of hands. Alberto Merola, a third generation member of a family of glovers, whose story began in Naples in 1870, relaunched the company in the 60’s, once again making fashionable that which today is one of the prides of Made in Italy craftsmanship.

Becker & Musicò|This Is Not a Pipe

Becker & Musicò
This Is Not a Pipe

Objects

Just thirty meters from the Trevi Fountain, you will come across a shop with a British-style atmosphere where you can smell the aroma of pipe tobacco and, should you wish, have a few puffs.

L’Olfatto Artefatto|An Ad Personam Nose

L’Olfatto Artefatto
An Ad Personam Nose

Objects

Michele Muzio, a creator of perfumes, a trade handed down by his family, is able to memorize, select and mix olfactory notes to give his clients imperceptible, inebriating emotions.

Crochet de Lunéville|Fugato for Eight Embroiderers

Crochet de Lunéville
Fugato for Eight Embroiderers

Garments

During the Roman Fashion Week, on February 1st, 2011, Sylvio Giardina and Stato di Famiglia presented a performance-installation, curated by Emanuela Nobile Mino at the Palazzo delle Scienze.

Nicotra di San Giacomo|Back to Renaissance

Nicotra di San Giacomo
Back to Renaissance

Garments

Incredible jewels, for both men and women, are available at Alessandro Nicotra’s shop located in the vicinity of Campo de’ Fiori. Based on an old Renaissance technique, gold or silver filaments are woven into wefts and colours chosen by the customer.

Limited / Unlimited|Objects of Desire

Limited / Unlimited
Objects of Desire

Garments

Rome, capital of 21st century craftmanship? From the moment Silvia Venturini Fendi was appointed chairman of AltaRoma, in March 2010, both Rome and fashion have found a precious defender for the contemporary craftsmanship values. From July 2010, the Fendi family heiress decided to promote LIMITED / UNLIMITED, an exhibition that has now become a biannual encounter between creation and know-hows.

Il Portone|Matching Shirts and Boxers

Il Portone
Matching Shirts and Boxers

Garments

A shirt shop and a hot favourite with the young studs of Rome. Since 1971, the shelves of Il Portone have displayed not only shirts but also boxers made from the same fabric.

Gammarelli|The Bible of Clerical Elegance

Gammarelli
The Bible of Clerical Elegance

Garments

An air of reverence even pervades the laboratory of this small shop which stands in the shadow of Rome’s Pantheon, where the exact measurements of Pope John Paul II are still preserved by the Gammarelli brothers.

Calzature Marini|The World at His Feet

Calzature Marini
The World at His Feet

Garments

Carlo Marini is heir to a dynasty of master shoemakers whose fame and prestige date back to the last century when Giuseppe Marini opened his boutique in via Francesco Crispi, where he soon won over an enviable clientele of world fame.

Be Linen|All About Linen

Be Linen
All About Linen

Garments

A wonderful and poetical documentary which tells the story of a multi-centenial protagonist: the culture of European linen. From seed to fabric, from northern European fields to Italian weaving mills, French director and graphic designer Benoit Millot followed the growth, transformations and travels of this noble textile fiber.

Obstructions|Ali Kazma

Obstructions
Ali Kazma

Garments

Born in 1971 in Istanbul, Ali Kazma is a video artist. His work raises fundamental questions about the meaning and significance of human activity and labor.

Abito|A Bohemian Institution

Abito
A Bohemian Institution

Garments

The service offered by Wilma Silvestri is called "confezioni espresse" (“express clothing”) and is located in via Panisperna in Monti, the radical chic area of Rome, on the new premises, inaugurated in 2009, where, one of the first thing that catches one’s eye are the sewing machines.

Franco Litrico|Just for Kennedy

Franco Litrico
Just for Kennedy

Garments

Maison Franco Litrico, the historical bespoke house in Rome, and the fashion designer Fabio Quaranta, winner of Who is On Next? Uomo collaborated together for an exhibition of high-class sartorial craftsmanship.

A Tailor-made Guidebook – Rome

A Tailor-made Guidebook – Rome

Garments

A Tailor-made Guidebook – Rome traces the cartography of a microcosm of fashion, targeted at men who want to feel special by sporting unique or bespoke garments and accessories, thus enabling them to rediscover the taste of choice and personal expression, the excitement of waiting for an item and the marvel at seeing it completed and, last but not least, the beauty inherent in the tradition of crafting. 239 places in town where a man can order custom-made garments and accessories.

Maison méditerranéenne des métiers de la mode

Maison méditerranéenne des métiers de la mode

Garments

In 1988, Maryline Bellieud-Vigouroux created the Institut Mode Méditerranée, which will be renamed Maison Méditerranéenne des Métiers de la Mode (MMMM) in 2010. It brings to light and supports young fashion designers based in the Mediterranean area and helps them to become entrepreneurs.

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