Gaëlle Dupré, founder of HEART & crafts, has been invited to participate in the Singapore Fashion Artisan Week, which will take place from 30 November to 3 December.


Organised by the Alliance Française de Singapour, this event will feature fashion and trunk shows ; movie screenings; workshops and conferences with French fan maker Sylvain Le Guen and feather artist Nelly Saunier and a discussion between the two Masters of Art and Gaëlle Dupré on “What is French savoir-faire today?”



The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship organised this week a panel discussion for the launch of the book The Master’s Touch essential elements of artisanal excellence.


The book, published by Marsilio, and whose French translation will come out in January, “lays a foundation for a common language to describe the distinguished work of master artisans everywhere”.



The WONDER LAB living treasures of France exhibition at the Tokyo National Museum, instigated and co-organised by HEART & crafts has been very popular since its launch on 11 September. 


More than 1000 visitors a day come to this prestigious museum to discover the wealth and diversity of French artistic crafts through 15 of the best artistic craftsmen and women in France – Masters of Art and laureates of the Liliane Bettencourt Prize for the Intelligence of the Hand.


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The Liliane Bettencourt Prize for the Intelligence of the Hand 2017 was a very special occasion this year, marking the 100th laureate of the prize since its creation.


This year, the prize went to woodworker Steven Leprizé, with the Dialogues prize going to David de Gourcuff, Aki and Arnaud Cooren and the Parcours prize to the Maison de l’outil et de la pensée ouvrière (MOPO) in Troyes.