During the exhibition BOOK SALOON, hosted by Made in Town during the Salon du Livre in Paris, SpMillot designed around an emblem that will be part of the fourth collection edited by Blazers/Blasons.
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 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.
Susana Garcia founded Favorito Studio, a small artisanal ceramics workshop for objects and home decoration, in 2014.
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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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Made in Town presents Inventaire (inventer + faire), a selection of products reflecting the particular know-how of ateliers all around the world.
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.
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.
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.
Pagès Inox is a family company based in Saint-Amans-Soult, a small village at the foot of the Montagne Noire, and specialized in boilermaking.
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.
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.
A trunk-maker for several decades, Laurent Foulché has been taming leather to manufacture bespoke handbags, trunks, chests and various other goods.
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.
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.
Eric and Marina Alexandre welcome visitors looking for an authentic experience at the crossroads between craft and tourism.
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.
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.
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 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.
The following artist is Andreas Trobollowitsch, he is Austrian and converts or manufactures tools for himself, which will be used for his sound performances.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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, 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
It is fitting that a crocheted Möbius strip should take a designer full circle, back to his roots.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The company Filatures et Tissages de Saulxures (FTS) is labeled Vosges Terre Textile. It is specialized in unbleached fabric and now also produces technical textiles for the automobile industry.
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.
Founded in 1860 by Jean-Henri Crouvezier, weaver, and labeled Vosges Terre Textile, Crouvezier Développement respects textile finishing tradition from the Vosges, where the water is really pure.
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.
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.
Garnier-Thiébaut is a company based in the Vosges, one of the oldest linen weaver, labeled Vosges Terre Textile and Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant.
Based in La Bresse, in the Vosges, region originally known for its great textile industries, the company Tissus Gisèle (TGL), labeled Vosges Terre Textile, is specialized in the production of professional flat linens.
In Saint-Nabord, the Maille Verte des Vosges company, specialized in knitting manufacturing techniques intended for the industry, took over in 2010 the Etablissements Ames, its machines had been working since 1969.
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.
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.