Nov 5, 2014

Atelier Patrick Guillot
Artisan Weaver

Léandra Ricou
Atelier Patrick Guillot Artisan Weaver

Patrick Guillot at work

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.

His work is entirely handmade and his orders range from private requests to those of artists (painters, photographers, designers), companies or municipalities. He notably wove a tapestry named Peau de Licorne, which was designed by Nicolas Buffe and won the first prize of a call for projects launched by the Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie et de l’Art tissé.

In 2014, at the request of the Cité, Made in Town directed three documentary short films about the art of tapestry and more specifically about the particularities of Aubusson tapestry, in partnership with the Institut Français de la Mode and with the support of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès. Patrick Guillot shared his point of view on the know-how practices, developments and passing on.

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Léandra Ricou

Léandra Ricou

Made in Fontenay-aux-Roses. Both a freelance writer and a press agent, she writes about fashion and people behind it: designers, craftsmen and industrialists. She is a regular contributor on Maison d’Exceptions and Made in France Première Vision online magazines, among others. She is graduated from the Institut de Management et de Communication Interculturels, formerly Institut Supérieur d’Interprétation et de Traduction and from the Institut Français de la Mode.

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