Mathilde Laurent is a perfume designer for the House of Cartier. Mathilde Laurent is so much more than a nose. She is a brain that knows how to sort, catalogue, analyze and invent smells. She is her bare feet dancing in her office at the top of the Cartier Foundation. She’s his peroxidized hair of refined ...

When we talk about craftsmen, in the best of cases, we imagine the “little hands” of an embroiderer bent on a loom or the “fairy fingers” of a feather worker with a Parisian accent, perched behind a wooden workbench with green and white squared invoice books. In the worst case scenario, one imag...

  That smile. That kindness. That look. Pietro Seminelli is a great Mister of Arts and Crafts. He works and creates for the greatest and for himself. He invented his profession as an architectural pleater. He has lived his life in search of love and beauty. And that brought him to a place that makes you want to. A...

We are craftsmen, entrepreneurs, “designers who make”, workshop owners, actors in the daily life of the arts and crafts. We are 40 years old, 20 years old, 10 years old, 1 year in the trade. We are graduates of the Ecole de la Vie, the Ecole Boulle, Sciences Po Paris, the ENSCI, the Compagnons du Devoir. We...

Pierre Salagnac tells the story of his path as a brass worker, too soon orphaned by his master. The reconquest of his creativity through sculpture and his role as a smuggler to accompany day after day the young people of the workshop of the Maison Charles feeding them with technique and confidence. This podcast was rec...

Steven Leprizé, a creative cabinetmaker, tells the story of his journey from his grandfather’s farm tool museum to his first creative impulse. He shares with us his fears as an entrepreneur and his dreams as a creator while wondering how to turn notoriety into business....

I discovered cognac in December 2017, when I was invited by a House to work on craftsmen's items for client gifts. Arriving as a newcomer, I left with a passion and enthusiasm for the materials and know-how involved in the elaboration and blending of eaux de vie. The wicker of the "Dames Jeannes". The oak of the weaves...

Back from Homo Faber in Venice, where we have set up Duvelleroy’s workshop until September 30 2018, I share with you my enthusiasm for a historic initiative for fine crafts. This Biennial of Excellence was conceived by the Michelangelo Foundation, co-founded by Yohann Rupert and Franco Cologni, as an exhibi...

Laura Demichelis recounts her quest for know-how all over the world with her companion also Bronzier. She shares her visceral need to create by playing with her material and her fight to be recognized on the market....

Yoann Vandendrische, 29, is a designer by training and a craftsman who can do anything. He is capable of inventing and prototyping objects in wood, leather or metal. A craftsman without a workshop who has made techshop his kingdom. He works for these great Houses whose names he is not allowed to say. And for the past y...

Contemporary tapestry-maker, successful entrepreneur, excellent craftsman and cutting-edge creator, Charles Jouffre (http://www.jouffre.com/fr) is a textbook case in craftsmanship. A craftsman who has taken his know-how to the highest level of excellence, inspiring the confidence of Philippe Starck, Pierre Yovanovitch ...

Ruinart has chosen the Métiers Rares studio to integrate the know-how of the crafts into the brand DNA of the house. As a pioneer in the field of contemporary art in the world’s most prestigious art fairs, the House of Ruinart innovates by imagining the Route des métiers d’art, a concept created by Métie...

The faithful who listened to the first 20 episodes of the Craft Project heard the craftsmen tell their creative destiny but also the link between the material and the cosmos, their meditative approach to creation, the challenge of transmitting an art beyond a technique. All this made us want to take our questions to th...

Steven Leprizé is 32 years old. This rising star in cabinet making has been the recipient of the most prestigious awards in the craft industry. He works with the most demanding Houses. He has been running his ARCA design workshop for 10 years. Arca is known for its inflatable wood, flexible wood and thermoformed wood....