Following the success of the WONDER LAB exhibition in Japan, HEART & crafts is honoured to participate in the JAPON-JAPONISMES exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.


The exhibition celebrates two centuries of interconnections and mutual enrichment between France and Japan, retracing the highlights of this shared history of cultural exchanges, where artistic influences blend with creativity and boldness to reveal a field of contemporary creation that engages with art and design.


It is the continuation of the intercultural and human dialogue initiated with WONDER LAB at the Tokyo National Museum, through fifteen artists who, by constantly experimenting and pushing the boundaries of their craft, are questioning and enchanting the world.


With works inspired by Japan in a formal, technical or ornamental manner, seven of them have been invited to participate in the JAPON-JAPONISMES exhibition:


Jean Girel, ceramist, Master of Art
Michel Heurtault, umbrella and parasol creator, Master of Art
Sylvain Le Guen, fan-maker, Master of Art
Laurent Nogues, embosser-printer, Master of Art
François-Xavier Richard, hand-block wallpaper creator
Nelly Saunier, feather artist, Master of Art
Pietro Seminelli, master of pleats, Master of Art


Fine crafts are a sector in which France and Japan share a common passion. Japan remains an endless source of inspiration for French creators, and has provided a model for the recognition that Japanese creators receive. Indeed, the title of Master of Art, which was created in France in 1994, is based on the Japanese National Living Treasures.


Conference Wednesday 16 January 2019, 6:30pm at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs:

“The WONDER LAB of French National Living Treasures” with Gaëlle Dupré, founder of HEART & crafts and Béatrice Quette, curator of the JAPON-JAPONISMES exhibition. Register here to attend


From 15 November to 3 March 2019
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
107 Rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
Metro: Palais-Royal, Pyramides or Tuileries