November 26 - December 21, 2013
Tuesday - Saturday
2:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Thursday, November 28, 2013
06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Made in Town
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.
Inventory is a month-long event presenting objects chosen by Made in Town for their exceptional conception and fabrication in connection with local production, whether in France or abroad. It also reflects the collaborations with local fabricators that have been staged by Made in Town throughout the past year.
Made in France: Inventory welcomes furniture from designers ONM and Atelier[jes], made-to-measure men’s jackets from Elégance de la Révolte, shirts produced by Confection des Deux-Sèvres from fabric from Virtuose (now Emanuel Lang), a series of silk scarves printed by e.g.m., produced by Label XVI and hand-rolled by Genète and pleated dresses from fashion designer Anahide Saint-André produced by Plissés de France and Confection de Sully.
Made in Italy: Handwoven ties from Textile Soleil, classic menswear reinterpreted by Sartoria Ripense, artisanal hats from Antica Manifattura Cappelli, and cashmere accessories knit by Il Borgo round out the bunch.
This event is supported by the House of Denmark in Paris.
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.
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.
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.