SALON DES METIERS D'ART 2015

If you have not ever visited the Grand Palais in Paris, well, you might want to seize any opportunity as it is absolutely exceptional. Karl Lagerfeld has staged so many Chanel fashion shows there and Hermes uses the location for a horse riding competition.

However, this time, we went to attend a very different show: Salon REVELATIONS. This "Salon des metiers d'art et de la creation" (Fine Craft and Creation Fair) showcases some very fine artisans, whether young or more established: "Following the success of the first edition that drew 33,000 visitors, Revelations 2015 continues to grow and takes flight. This year, 38,500 visitors discovered and met over 340 singular artists."

Needless to say, it is a perfect match for Jardins Florian as "humanity, craftsmanship and innovation" are three of our founding values. As usual, we have put together a series of pictures that have no journalistic or exhaustive purpose, rather an informal sharing of impressions.

A very elegant set-up under the stunning glass roof

Jerome Gauthier, founder of Le Panache Paris, sporting one of his fab bucket hats

Contemporary Mechanical Clock by Utinam Besancon

Bamboo chair by Konstantin Grcic (craft by Taiwan artist Kao-Ming Chen)

Bamboo chair by Campana Brothers (craft by Taiwan artists Yeh, Li and Lin)

 44 porcelain pieces installation by Karen Swami

Blue and white patterns ceramics by Bing Yang

Polar bear by Geraldine Gonzalez

Rendez-vous tray by Farouche (designer Anne Le Corno)

Sterling silver & rosewood by JUNG Young-Kuwan (South Korea spotlight)

Porcelain by JUNG Young-Kuwan (South Korea spotlight)

  Afterimage steel furniture by PARK Bo-Mi (South Korea spotlight)

Wooden seat by LEE Jae-Hyo (South Korea spotlight)

Turkish Coffee set by Hadrien Francillon (Ecole Boulle)

Pressed Project ceramics by Floris Wubben

4 baroque chairs by Lisa Vanho (picture from artist's website)

A LAST ONE FOR THE ROAD, WE FELL IN LOVE WITH THESE PENS...

Fountain pens made with stones cut by Herve Obligi