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25-05-2014 : A designer at work : Abdelrhani Azzab and Berga'sens (France)

"Do you want a mint tea? You know, it's gonna take some time if you want to attend all stages of soap development" Abdlerhani Azzab like doing things, and moreover doing theses well. He makes his own soap through a long, precise and nearly scientific process in his monastic-like but divinely perfumed workshop. "But Abdelrhani, if I understand you correctly, making soap allows you to think, right?" His smile let me think that I spoke the truth …

Contacted by the "Maison des créateurs", an association of artists and designers who organizes exhibitions of local artists and designers in Nancy, I decided to explore their specific and personal universes with my camera. Abdelrhani is one of the designers I met for my project, "A designer at work".

If you want to know more about Abdelrhani and Berga'sens:

http://www.bergasens.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/bergasens/

If you want to know more about "Maison des créateurs" : https://www.facebook.com/maisondes.createurs

The next exhibition will take place in Nancy, Pavillon Poirel, 2 rue Victor Poirel, on June 21-22d 2014. Pictures of this project will be shown during this event.

25-05-2014 : A designer at work : Sofi Milli, Milliner (France)

Her workshop looks like a maid room under the roof of a large house of the early 20th. Small step back in time... Sofi Milli is a milliner. During my visit, she was ironing a straw hat whit what my grandmother could call a "leg-wet" and decorating her creations with ribbons, charms, cameos and other fantasies, a dice on her finger. Some childhood memories were back in my head…

If you want to know more about Sofi milli and her work :

http://www.sofimilli.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sofimilli-ou-chronique-dune-modiste-contemporaine

Sofi, on behalve on the "Maison des créateurs", an association of artists and designers who organizes exhibitions of local artists and designers in Nancy, contacted me about their exhibition planned in June 21-22d. She wanted something special, a kind of tribute to the designers who will participate to the event. I decided to explore their specific and personal universes with my camera. So began the project "Designer at work". 

If you want to know more about "Maison des créateurs" : https://www.facebook.com/maisondes.createurs 

The exhibition "La maison des créateurs investit le Pavillon Poirel" will take place in Nancy, Pavillon Poirel, 2 rue Victor Poirel, on June 21-22d 2014. Pictures of "A designer at work" project will be shown during this event.

Sofi Milli -Hatter25-05-2014
Sofi Milli - Hatter

24-05-2014 : A designer at work ; Gaëlle Chauveaux and "Graine de Carrosse" (France)

"And what do you do exactly?" "I'm a word seller".

Coming from the mouth of a great dreaming person, everything was said. But I wanted to see in order to know more.

In her letterpress workshop of three square meters, with an extraordinary passion and a permanent enthusiasm, Gaëlle creates words, phrases and things that makes your heart beat. This energetic and young woman admits she is never tired of magic & happiness the words can bring, if they are well used. She says that people we love deserve more than a "pré-pensé" gift. That was the reason why she created her own words store.

If you want to know more about Gaëlle and Graine de Carrosse :

http://www.grainedecarrosse.fr

https://www.facebook.com/Lemagasindemots

Gaëlle made me really happy writing a post after we met in her workshop. http://www.grainedecarrosse.fr/raconter-sa-vision-du-monde-avec-son-art/

Contacted by the "Maison des créateurs", an association of artists and designers who organizes exhibitions of local artists and designers in Nancy, I decided to explore their specific and personal universes with my camera. Gaëlle is one of the designers I met for my project, "A designer at work".

If you want to know more about "Maison des créateurs" : https://www.facebook.com/maisondes.createurs

The next exhibition will take place in Nancy, Pavillon Poirel, 2 rue Victor Poirel, on June 21-22d 2014. Pictures of "A designer at work" project will be shown during this event.

Le Magasin des Mots - Words Factory