On the sunny side
Mathilde Vial at work in her workshop. Photo credit: Danghuan.
With a passion for the vegetable world since the childhood she spent in the mountains and her grandparents’ garden, Mathilde Vial followed a training at Ecole des fleuristes de Paris before discovering all the richness of this craft with traditional flower-makers.
In her workshop-boutique On the sunny side, located rue du Vertbois close to Made in Town, she creates bouquets and other bespoke arrangements, taking inspirations from wild landscapes and the wide range of materials, textures and colors offered by nature.
Flowers, fruits, foliage, coming mainly from a local horticultural production, are carefully selected and shaped by the flower maker, whose expert hands intervene at every step of the fabrication.
In 2016, Mathilde Vial imagined with French artist Béatrice Valentine Amrhein the vegetal scenography of the Wild Rabbit’s Banquet presented at Made in Town.
Made in Metz. A graduate from the Institut de Commerce de Nancy (ICN Business School), where he attended a cross-disciplinary management program dedicated to the luxury industry, he initiated a study as part of his master’s thesis on the role of craftsmanship in this specific sector and its ability to contribute to the emergence of new production systems. It is when working at the Institut National des Métiers d’Art that he discovered the true wealth of the French heritage. He now wishes to educate the public about local know-how from all over the world and their cultural roots, through a selection of diverse projects in the fields of fashion, design and art.
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.
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 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.