Focus on Fine Crafts

Always in the spirit of promoting the world of bespoke artists, and art crafts, Madineurope will publish some of these professions’ portraits. From disappearing traditions to customized solutions, from ancestral methods to the utensils used, discover unique talents. Whether you’re an artisan yourself or a potential client, Madineurope aims at enlightening you and surprising you with these snapshots of what the crafts sector looks like nowadays.

We thank all people who patiently accepted to answer our questions and we hope that all those who were not interviewed will not feel left out. It's obviously not possible to interview every professional. 

Please, see  at the end of each article the link to all members of that profession which have registered on Madineurope.  You will also be able to share your opinion and experience through the blog function.


 
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    Rattan, willow..., are there any basket makers left in Europe?

    18.07.2014

    By Madina Benvenuti & Diane Trenteseau
    Let’s take a breath, enjoy the summer sun and discover the work of  basketmakers, willow-users and rattan specialists. These secular professions, generally associated with wicker and cabinet-making, have been persevering and holding on, despite the difficulty in finding proper training. To better understand this activity, we have interviewed some European artisans.
     
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    Wall and furniture painting... make your interiors unique

    19.01.2016

    Many people ask wall painters to decorate walls, furniture or even floors in order to make their interior unique and to express their originality through landscapes, portraits or even abstract subjects. Affordable, not affordable, easy to get, ... let's try to understand better how this unusual artists work.  

     
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    Rammed Earth buildings, back to the future

    01.02.2016

    A third of the world population lives in an earthen habitat. However this material suffers from prejudice and is mostly appreciated by people who are interesetd in bio-building technologies. Close up on a resource both ancestral and innovative. Article by Alexandra Ronssin for the French Magazine "Métiers d’Art"
     
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    The incredible thatched cottages of Brière (France)

    12.02.2016

    Created in 1970, the Regional Park of Brière (France) is a unique territory for its natural setting, but also its exceptional concentration of thatched cottages. To build their habitat, “brièrons” farmers just used what they had at hand: local resources, as cheap as stone and thatch marsh ". Article by Alexandra Ronssin for the magazine « Métiers d’Art ».
     
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    Haute joaillerie : la laque fait son come back

    13.05.2016

    La laque, longtemps cantonnée au champ de la décoration, trouve aujourd’hui sa place dans les collections de haute joaillerie et de haute horlogerie des maisons les plus prestigieuses. Enquête sur la percée d’une matière séculaire terriblement innovante.
     
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    Düsseldorf Une nouvelle vie pour des boiseries princières

    13.05.2016

    Des boiseries sublimes du XVIIIe découvertes par un heureux hasard, un morceau d’histoire qui se révèle peu à peu, un chantier pointilleux dans un hôtel particulier en Allemagne. Cette aventure démarre dans les ateliers de Féau & Cie, rue Laugier à Paris…
     
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    Botteganove, Italy

    04.10.2016

    Interview of Christian Pegoraro, founder of Botteganove. BottegaNove creates decorated mosaic pieces both in ceramics and porcelain. A Fondazione Cologni Interview
     
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    Daniele Mingardo, Italy

    10.11.2016

    Interview of Daniele Mingardo, metal designer. A FONDAZIONE COLOGNI INTERVIEW
     
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    Fabscarte, hadpainted wallpaper, Italy

    10.11.2016

    Interview of Fabscarte, specialist in the production of hand-made and painted wallpapers. A FONDAZIONE COLOGNI INTERVIEW.
     
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    G. Inglese, Italy

    10.11.2016

    Interview of G. Inglese: Prince William’s Shirts Made in Ginosa. A FONDAZIONE COLOGNI INTERVIEW
     
 
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