After years of research, sharing, four-handed creation at the Ecole Boulle, with a diploma in hand, Marie Rolland and Richard Mancel, two artisanal designers advocate the uniqueness, co-creation and dialogue of know-how, to create their Parlons français brand. This artisanal design publishing house aims to promote the arts and crafts, the territorial footprint and heritage of our country, while at the same time making them accessible. Through authentic and innovative approaches, they revisit the objects and accessories of the cloakroom, bringing crafts as close as possible to home.
What made you want to become a designer?
the possibility of linking our artisanal know-how to that of design. Understanding the material and knowing how to work with it opens up unique fields of creation, and when this know-how dialogues with that of the designer, we are offered a wide range of possibilities!
Do you have a preferred material? If so, which one?
We have no prediction material, we don't want to lock ourselves in and limit ourselves, that's why we are constantly exploring and experimenting with new materials to innovate in our work.
How would you summarize your approach to design?
Co-creation and dialogue of know-how are for us the basis of a project approach. Indeed, multidisciplinarity opens up infinite possibilities for creation.
What is the starting point for your creations? (the material, the form, a particular desire?)
The starting point of a creation can be an encounter, the discovery of a craft know-how, a material, a history.... The common denominator remains authenticity.
Has there been a person or event or other that has had a significant influence on your work/career?
The meeting with Nicolas Rizzo, INMA's deputy director during the JEMA in 2018. His way of thinking about the craft of tomorrow, the "neo artyzan", the link between hand and mind were as obvious to us. This encouraged us to create our profession as artisanal designers.