The Swiss Knife of design
Nicolas Escande sets up shop in his atelier in 2014, where he has since been hand-manufacturing – from design to assembly – all kinds of knives that are made-to-measure on customers’ request only.
Every order requires a new shape or a new combination of wood, metal or corian (minerals and acrylic resin). This passion for knives came from his grandfather, who always had one on him when they walked through the forests together. He also creates furniture for interior design projects, using mostly industrial recycled materials.
Bazane took part in the Made in Town / Montagne Noire exhibition that was held from October 21, 2015 to February 13, 2016 at Made in Town in Paris, and for which he designed a scenography made of wooden and metal crates to recreate a cubist mountain landscape.
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.
Gianluca Malgeri is an Italian artist who lives and works in Berlin. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence, then visuel arts at the Higher Institute of Architecture of Venice.
In the build-up to the Paris Fashion Week, Made in Town presents Monteneri, an Italian platform dedicated to know-how in the fields of fashion and design and whose business strategy has been developed by Made in Town since its launch in 2015.
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.