Moving to another country is choosing to live and observe in another way. Enchanted by its geography, its terroir, the beauty of cities such as Lisbon, I decided to live in Portugal, because the country spoke to me, without my knowing much about it. I created “Made in Situ” to discover the country through its crafts, and the materials found there. But I quickly realised that the most precious discovery of my research would be personal connections.
What connects the craftsmen to each other, and me to them.
What connects us to our environment, to the context, to the issues that arise from each action. Being in contact with the raw materials that we don’t create, that speak for themselves. That we transform with our hands, or perhaps with a tool, even a sophisticated one, when the hand can do no more, but it is the material that speaks, that tells us its story.
Mais que um atelier, Made in Situ é uma plataforma que promove o diálogo entre o design, os artesãos portugueses e as suas técnicas.
Odesigner francês Noé Duchaufour–Lawrance escolheu Portugal para enraizar um projeto de raízes. Não é trocadilho, é vontade de tornar palpável a certeza que ele tem que os materiais, técnicas, texturas e artes artesanais fazem sentido porque são um todo. Um todo que é preciso conhecer, relacionar, contextualizar e respeitar.
In Lisbon, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance continues to develop his dialogue between materials and production processes. His “Made in Situ” collections combine design with the work of Portuguese artisans. The most recent releases include the Burnt Cork series and Barro Negro, a set of vases and objects in traditional black ceramic. In parallel, at his Paris studio the designer creates precious furniture and accessories, relying on the know-how of the finest French manufacturers.
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