A Well-Drawn Career
From the rigor of a background in accountancy to the hardness of the slate, the frontier is very thin for Benoît Delmé, who has converted his passion for this uncommon rock into a sustainable craft deeply rooted in the territory of the Montagne Noire, in Dourgnes.
Since the day he realized that slate had a great potential for decoration purposes, Benoît Delmé has been specializing in the production of bespoke kitchens, bathrooms, sinks and other basins entirely made from this very material, which requires a specific cutting technique.
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.
Vault Furniture is the result of a collaboration between Andrew Gooding and Brandilyn Dunkel, and their shared vision of creating functional furniture. Based in Chicago, the couple produces furniture and custom-made designs made from recycled materials.
In collaboration with the management students of Institut Français de la Mode, Wanderlust organized a soirée Sur-Mesure entitled "The thread of fashion" on the theme of fashion and craftsmanship, during which Pascal Gautrand led a roundtable in the company of fashion designer Christine Phung, textile designer Tzuri Gueta, and lace-house Sophie Hallette's market director Maud Lescroart. Together, they approached craftsmanship from the angle of innovation and interrogated its role in the enterprises of tomorrow.
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.