Cabinetmaker, textile designer, feather-worker, designer umbrella … These craftsmen perpetuate an exceptional know-how. For them, the slow made no secret. They do it every day. Painstaking work that requires patience and the requirement to create unique, bespoke and timeless. Some examples.
Explorer Emilie Martin , the feather-worker
It is part of the small ten plumassières that exist in France. “Attracted by the craft of fashion , I nevertheless made first university classics before making millinery training. This is I found the pen. A heart stroke. matter, feathers, was revealed to me ” , said the young woman who, after having been a student of the art master Nelly Saunier, has received the Grand Prize of the creation of the City of Paris in the “crafts”. The feathers of the winter 2011 couture collection fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, this is it. And have just a small landmark: it took 200 hours to make a bib black feather beaded silk. www.emiliemoma.com
Can be trusted to protect us Heurtault Michel elegantly all the inconveniences of heaven, as it is the largest creator in France, and no doubt abroad, parasols and umbrellas. He dreamed to 8 years. Developed to disassemble and reassemble the mechanisms to understand how it works, how it is built, etc.. He is also passionate about cutting techniques and assembly of textiles, and loves to find the opportunity to invent complex shapes. He was the dresser and all the elite and Parisian fashion houses, renowned for its fabulous corsets, dresses and historic costumes.
Today, he invests all his skills, his imagination and sense of refinement and magnificence in umbrellas and parasols. One might believe in Cabourg, in the shade of a few pages of Proust … Not so! We Daumesnil in Parasolerie, which he founded in 2008 and today storefront at Viaduct Arts in the 12 th arrondissement of Paris. Here, everything is luxury and voluptuousness, taffeta and organza, woods and pongee silk, linen sublime and perfect curves whale. It sells in the world made the slow beautiful umbrellas and parasols French. www.parasolerieheurtault.com
Ludovic Avenel , designer furniture
This cabinetmaker and designer trained at the Ecole Boulle uses design to think its objects and its expertise as a cabinetmaker to make his thoughts. Result: with Ludovic Avenel, a stepladder is a beautiful object, a sofa arises from a coconut dream, leaves and rocks are transformed into a coffee table. In 2007, he created a design, Lao Workshops Open, where a team of designers and cabinetmakers perform each year parts and unique collections. Ludovic Avenel is really part of the slow man who excel in slow made. In 2007, he also received, among other awards, the price Bettencourt Schueller for understanding hand. www.ludovic-avenel.comslow made (3)