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.
Here is a place of true Italian excellence: prototypes for day dresses and cocktail dresses to be ordered made-to-measure, exhibited in the elegant showroom which enjoys an unparalleled view of piazza di Spagna.
As the holidays approach, Made in Town presents an ephemeral selection of furniture, objects, accessories and clothing. For this winter inventory, Made in Town gathers the work of twenty ateliers of different disciplines proposing a variety of products, each born from local fabrication.
This web series in 6 episodes of about 7 minutes each reveals the behind-the-scenes of manufacturing, from one end of the production chain to the other. Each episode is a chance to discover a variety of professions and immerse yourself in the environment of French production sites: from sheep farmers to clothing companies, from weaving and finishing to design.