La Rochère Glass Factory
Portraits of the designers and pictures of their designs
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.
In front of the camera, Alain Villechange (France), designer and glass blower, Fabrice Gibilaro (France), Jean-François d'Or (Belgium), Kai Richter (Germany), Laurence Brabant (France), Régis Protière (France), redraw the genesis of their collaboration with La Rochère.
This series of video portraits produced by Made in Town complete another set of four videos shot in the heart of the company’s workshops.
Director: Pascal Gautrand
Image, sound and post-production: Cédric Balaguier
Production: La Rochère, Made in Town and New Wave Production
Date of production: 2014
Made in Town wishes to thank Catherine Blocus for her decisive role in this project.
Bold creators and artists are the heart of the community, they try, test and make experiences with new materials and new techniques. The second main point is about the know-how and its transmission and continuity.
Discovering a letter from Le Corbusier addressed to Albert Camus, in which the architect explained being "inhabited by the idea of a Boîte à Miracles [Miracle Box]", Hugues Decointet decides to interpret this schema which has for a long time been a part of his work.
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.