The Fine Crafts: a sector of excellence
A SETTING FOR NEW ENCOUNTERS AND ORIGINAL EXPERIENCES
From the very beginning, EX.Paris has been guided by the desire to prompt new encounters and, even more, to bring original experiences to life for its visitors and exhibitors. The event will therefore feature a diverse array of creative expressions built around the transversality of savoir-faire and the excellence of the pieces on display.
THE FINE CRAFTS: A GUARANTEE OF THE EXCEPTIONAL
While craftsmanship refers to the way in which an object or a work is created, and more specifically the care with which it is shaped, only creations presenting an exceptional quality of materials and execution can be considered examples of the Fine Crafts. This term also evokes a sense of cultural excellence: the rarity or even singularity of a work, whether it belongs to the world of the decorative arts or art de vivre.
Jewellery, fine watchmaking and, by analogy, all other items manufactured using art have always born testament to this imperative demanding the creation of a masterpiece. Beyond the simple mastery of execution (i.e. craftwork), fine craftsmanship enhances the timeless signature of designers and luxury goods manufacturers, of which Paris remains one of the most distinguished “conservatories”.
FABIENNE LUPO, A DOYENNE OF THE SECTOR
A renowned specialist in the fields of fine watchmaking and craftsmanship, associate general curator Fabienne Lupo will be in charge of orchestrating the section dedicated to the Fine Crafts: jewellers, watchmakers and stakeholders from the luxury sector possessing of irrefutable savoir-faire will thus participate in celebrating this vision of excellence alongside artistic intermediaries such as gallery owners, antiques dealers and decorators.