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Revelations, Le salon des Métiers d’Art et de la CréationTuesday 29 December 2015
The second international biennial of Révélations, Fine Craft and Creation Fair was held this past September in the Grand Palais in Paris where it confirmed its position as the global center of Fine Crafts.
Under the direction of Serge Nicole, president of the show’s organizer Ateliers d’Art de France – the leading fine craft professional federation, and Henri Jobbé-Ducal, general commissioner of the fair, the 2015 edition of Révélations was a resounding success!
This highly impactful initiative first came to fruition in 2013 after a law was passed in 2014 recognizing Fine Craft as an economic sector and awarding craft-workers a long-overdue legal form of existence. Révélations offers Fine Craft and Material Artists a genuine place to express themselves.
“Revelations was created by and for Fine Craft professionals, as well as for the ensemble of players in the sector. This is an exceptional event that has no match anywhere in the world. It is more than a commercial fair, it is a manifest that confirms the identity of Fine Crafts, their crucial role in our cultures and in the global economy of creation,” declared Serge Nicole, President.
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Featuring 340 exhibitors from 17 different countries – craft-workers, visual artists, designers, galleries, foundations, artwork manufacturers, art schools, press, and professional associations – the show welcomed over 38,500 visitors who took part in this amazing celebration of creation.
South Korea was the honored country at this year’s edition of Révélations, inaugurating the French-Korean cross-collaboration years with a presentation of pieces by over 22 creators who reinvented the country’s thousand-year-old artistic traditions using time-honored materials such as lacquer, mother of pearl, ceramic, and paper.
Once again the fair’s central exhibit, Le Banquet, created a tremendous buzz. The display was composed of groupings of highly curated selections of the most symbolic contemporary Fine Craft creations from 15 countries. An ode to global design Le Banquet beautifully honored the energy and variety of Fine Craft professionals from around the world while mesmerizing its audience. Devoted to an international vibe, Révélations strives to position itself as a leader in exposing artistic creations from areas of the world that have had little to no recognition in France.
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The Révélations Fine Craft and Creation Fair is more than just an exhibition, it is a cultural and business convergence. During the five day fair the public finds original creations, collectors discover unique and astonishing designs, whilst professionals place orders and galleries uncover up and coming artists.
This unique and impactful show allows the brilliance and array of Fine Crafts from around the world to truly shine. CovetED Magazine attended this vibrant event and saw firsthand how the spectacular collection of pieces on display radiated art and luxury through the Grand Palais.