This year, the Bureau du Design de la Mode et des Métiers d’Art, or BDMMA, organises a new edition of Grands Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris. This initiative has the objective to support craftsmen professional and to encourage them in their professional life. The laureates are awarded with a distinction, a visibility, and a donation.
Those prizes have been assigning since 2003 according to three categories: design, fashion, and fine crafts. For each category, two prizes are awarded: the Grand Prix and the Prix Talent émergent.
The Grand Prix awards a professional, a brand or a firm, for its professional, innovative, and creative approach. They must have a professional experience but also a transmission value. The Prix Talent emergent is an encouragement of a professional with an ambitious and a promising project.
This year, in the fashion category, one of the prizes will be awarded for an accessory designer. It is a new initiative that comes from ADC, Au-Delà du Cuir, and the Federation of Prêt à Porter Féminin.
In order to participate to this edition, the call for applications is open until the 15th of May, midnight! Several criterias are necessary. You can find them on the official website of BDMMA.
The application is, in the first place, investigated by the members of the jury according to the three categories. Then, the finalists must defend their project in front of experts. The latter will have the last word about the laureates.
Benefactor for several years of the Grands Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris, Fondation Rémy Cointreau supports this new edition in the fine crafts category. Caroline Martin-Rilhac, delegate general of the foundation is also a member of the jury.
This episode of the Artisan of the Month is dedicated to the lacemaker on cardboard, Marie-Anne Thieffry. Exceptional craftswoman, she sublimates the material by transforming it into a work of art. In this video, she tells us about her artistic adventure with cardboard.
On January 11th, 2018, Caroline Martin-Rilhac and Hervé Dumesny, on behalf of Fondation Rémy Cointreau, participated in the Jury for the Prix Avenir des Métiers d’Art national 2017 – level IV and V – at the Institut National Métiers d’Art.