The Institut des Métiers d'Art et du Patrimoine, and its partners, invite you to the Salon International des Métiers d'Art 2016

Top Quote 137 renowed professionals taken from the cream of the industry all across Europe will be exhibiting at the Salon International des Métiers d'Art which takes place in Lens, northern France. The event has been organised exclusively for professionals in the interior design, hospitality and architecture industries. Please find below a press release about the event. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 17, 2016 - The event will be open from 10am to 7pm for 3 days, from 18th to 20th November, and entry is free of charge.
    Discovery, exchanges, encounters and enjoyment are the orders of the days for this event, which now takes place on an international scale and is to play host to 137 renowed professionals taken from the cream of the industry all across Europe (Belgium, UK, Spain, Czech Republic and more).

    Meet industry experts with an all-encompassing range of skills: the Architecture and Garden Industry represented by campanists, enamel tilemakers, master glassmakers and stonemasons; the Furnishing and Decoration Industry represented by cane furniture-makers, fresco painters, mosaicists, decorative upholsterers, cabinetmakers and more; the Lighting Industry; the Jewellery Industry; the Metal Industry represented by blade-makers, ironmongers and more; the Ceramics Industry represented by moulders, porcelain workers, ceramicists and more; the Glass and Crystal Industry represented by glassblowers and more; the Fashion Industry represented by couturiers, milliners, fan makers and more; the Textiles Industry represented by decorative fabric painters; the Leather Industry represented by leatherworkers, taxidermists and more; the Paper, Drawing and Printing Industry represented by card makers, engravers and more; the Games and Gaming Industry; the Instrument-making Industry represented by mechanical musical instrument-makers and stringed-instrument makers; and the Furniture, Painting, Paper and Manuscript Restoration Industry.

    Laid out by sector, the event is presented around 3 main themes:

    - Raw Materials/Working with materials
    - Object Materials/Interior decor
    - Personal Attire

    Awards and Distinctions: Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, Compagnons du Devoir, Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant, etc. The programme is packed with events and entertainment, showcasing rare and exceptional know-how:

    - Model boat restorers
    - Taxidermists
    - The fountains of Saint Nectaire, a unique moulding technique
    - Traditional makers of fairground organs and hurdy-gurdies
    - Decorative church bells and monumental clocks
    - Vintage car restoration
    - 3D modelling

    The Salon International des Métiers d'Art also features:

    - An on-site boutique
    - 'Relaxation' areas
    - International 'photo' exhibition
    - and much more

    Partners: DIRECCTE, le Conseil Régional Hauts de France, Le Conseil Départemental du Pas de Calais, La Communauté d'agglomération de LENS LIEVIN, le Chambre Régionale de métiers et de l'artisanat des Hauts de France, le Crédit Agricole, La Chambre Régionale de Commerce et de l'Industrie

    The Institut des Métiers d'Art et du Patrimoine values and supports the excellence of the savoir-faire of heritage craft and design professionals.

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