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.
In his shop in Melbourne, Australia, Aidan Mackinnon lovingly forges high quality knives so that they can be used and passed on to generations of cooks.
The tradition of Parisian haute couture relies on the expertise and impeccable work of nimble hands. Their dexterity is acquired over time by the endless repetition of the same gestures. With experience, each new hand-sewn point becomes identical to the previous one – this is the measure of quality and exception.
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 six video interviews of French and European designers, who have integrated the know-how of the glass factory into their creations. Each in their own way, they mastered glass.