De Bonne Facture
Braces, De Bonne Facture, Autumn/Winter 2012-2013
DE BONNE FACTURE
January 16-26, 2013
Tuesday - Saturday
02:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Made in Town
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.
Throughout the exhibition, the public is invited to come discover the ateliers that contribute to the fabrication of this masculine wardrobe for Winter 2013, with the added exclusive benefit of the option to pre-order the garments and accessories of your choice.
The winter wardrobe 2013 presents collaborative work between De Bonne Facture and six ateliers, each with its own specialty. The Breton knitwear is created by Fileuse d'Arvor, the shirts by Atelier FLS, the pants by Hervier Productions, the knitted ties by Tricot Diogène and the braces by Orca Accessoires. Also offered is a special edition hardback iPad case Like a Book, a unique piece created with atelier Reliure du Centre.
De Bonne Facture is a men's wardrobe conceived like a library. At once dressed and casual, it revisits French essentials. Whether sailor wools, stripped cottons or heather tweeds, the authenticity of textures comes from extreme attention to finishing techniques: the lockstitched hem of a shirt, the precision of a pocket's piping or the purity of a horn button.
It is an encounter with select ateliers. These enterprises bring French know-how to life: shirtmaking, knitwear, crochet, patternmaking, and so on. To even better put these activities in the forefront, each piece from De Bonne Facture carries on it the name and location of the atelier at which is was created.
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.
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.
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.