Since 2010, Saint-Etienne is the only French city to have joined the Creative Cities Network design Unesco, joining large cities such as Buenos Aires, Berlin, Montreal, Nagoya, Kobe, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Seoul, Graz , Beijing, Bilbao, Helsinki or Turin. With the integration of design in its territory which is based on an old tradition of innovation 200 years, which irrigates today its economy, the underdog has nothing to envy these megacities.
The Earth collection is the result of the successful union between two top Italian companies: Casalgrande Padana, leader in the production of advanced ceramic materials, and Pininfarina, world-renowned car body design house.
Les Ateliers Charles Jouffre were created in 1987 in Lyon, a city with a great textile tradition and the capital of silk. The Workshops design curtains and decorations, manufacture seats and sofas, and install wall hangings and carpets. Charles Jouffre and his teams have lived the same passion for almost 30 years, respecting ancestral know-how, serving demanding and informed international clients, specifiers, interior designers, hoteliers, administrations and individuals.
Located in Versailles, cradle of Decorative Arts, Atelier Jean Shortbread produces original works of trompe the eye for interior wall decoration. He works for clients wishing that are executed to measure the works of exceptional technical and aesthetic qualities.
TU - Totally Unnecessary - is an Italian house, Neapolitan, who creates objects-art-precious bags, based on a process of transformation inspired by antiques and fine materials. Coming from the world of fashion, there is the accessory bag; delved into the world of art, there is a desire to create a single object becoming a precious secret for privacy. Jewel cases combining the strength of the Italian Baroque contrasts with the unpredictability of the Rock.
Véronique Frémy combines tradition with innovation in screen printing. She designs and creates unique graphic works or limited editions for demanding customers appreciating the exceptional products: graphic design, prints and furniture design. All his works are printed on measurement of quality materials: paper, metal, fabrics and leathers.
Expertise of excellence and contemporary imagination, Mydriaz revisits the work of an artistic bronzier by establishing a dialogue between design, plastic and applied arts. From lighting to furniture, combining nobility and avant-garde, Mydriaz works on its themes with a formal concern for finesse, sensitivity, precision and lightness. Mydriaz will be exhibiting his talents at this year's Revelation show.
Shadow is a workshop, based in Paris, who for fifteen years produces light sculptures. original creations that combine art luminaires, they depict the subtle play of light and shadow in the heart of materials worked by the artist became craftsman. Shadow Revelations will be at this year's show.
The Offard workshop, papers creator painted board, was founded in 1999 by Richard Francis Xavier, in the footsteps of great factories of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It perpetuates this art, remaining faithful to the original techniques while being directed towards the creation and originality. The Offard workshop will present some of his work at Revelations this year's show.