Robert Four Manufacture
The Robert Four Manufacture perpetuates the Aubusson tapestry know-how, one of the royal Aubusson tapestry factory, which was created by Jean-Baptiste Colbert in the 16th century.
The know-how, which is wide, of the Robert Four Manufacture has been labeled Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant since 2006. It makes Jacquard tapestry, seat tapestry, serigraphy, etc. The manufacture restores and reproduces antique tapestries and makes contemporary artworks from artists. In 2007, the Robert Four Manufacture opened a co-op program to teach students the licier job (weaver).
In 2014, Made in Town, in partnership with the Institut Français de la Mode and with the financial help of Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, carry out three documentary movies about tapestry know-how and the particularities of Aubusson tapestry, on the Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie et de l’Art Tissé request.
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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In order to promote the know-how and characteristics of the tapestry from Aubusson, the county town of the French region of Creuse, Made in Town conducted a series of three documentary videos at the request of the International City of the Tapestry and Woven art, in partnership with l’Institut français de la mode and with the support of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès.