Sustainable development, heritage DNA

This exhibition illustrates the strength of the Arts and Crafts in France. It brings together and federates all the major players in the sector : professionals in the restoration, safeguarding and valorisation of heritage.

For this 27th edition, organized by Ateliers d’Art de France, the show highlights the challenges of sustainable development. By its very nature, heritage holds the promise of transmission and is a testament to the constant quest for the right balance between conservation, sustainability and development.



It is this particular DNA that gives it legitimacy to promote and embody an eco-responsible dynamic, adapted to the needs of the present, looking to the future, but especially concerned about the legacy left to future generations.

The French arts and crafts have specialised expertise and ancient know-how that are almost unique in the world. Our exceptional heritage has a high degree of attractiveness and is a considerable asset for France’s place in the world.



They are cabinetmakers, ironworkers, mosaicists, gilders, upholsterers, vitraillists, stone marqueters, silversmiths… It is one of the richness of French craftsmanship that is characterised by the multitude and diversity of its trades. These rich and varied activities allow the encounter between art and exceptional crafts.

At each edition, we enrich ourselves with new know-how and new techniques. We admire innovative lacquered creations, cracked ceramics thanks to the raku technique, ink drawings on Japanese Kozo paper handmade by the craftsman, the marquetry of hard stones with such precise and delicate gestures…


Aude Tahon, president of Artisanat d’art de France explains: “Our creative workshops, holders of the knowledge of material, by their ability to innovate and adapt to the contemporary world, carry profound values that guarantee a vision of society that makes choices to live differently : restore, preserve, create, transmit, last! We were able to defend, against the tide of mass consumption and disposable… an activity respectful of its environment, based on a rational and responsible use of resources.”


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