Behind the Scenes
Hugues Decointet, artist, was born in 1961. He lives and works in Montreuil, France.
His work values construction and scenic installation in the spirit of prelude, drawing from literature, film, and unfinished or wholly discarded architectural plans. He is interested in decoration as a constitutive element of a given anticipated work.
In 2013, he presents his "Boîte à miracles" [Miracle Box] at Made in Town.
Made in Mazamet. Made in Town founder, consultant and teacher, he is graduated from the Institut Français de la Mode and used to be a boarder in the fashion design division at the Villa Medici in Rome. He develops a reflexion, mainly in the fashion field, about the manufacturing culture. His approach, oriented towards the promotion of know-how, expresses through writing, video and fashion design. As a consultant, he especially collaborates with Première Vision for the organization of Maison d’Exceptions: a dedicated area about fabric know-how within the show and for the online magazine Maison d’Exceptions whose he is editor.
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.
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.