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Skills Academy #3: Morning Session 5

Metal: covering, finishing, locking

Saturday 20 May 2017, 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
ENSAM – École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers
151, boulevard de l’Hôpital, Paris 13e 
Open to the public (prior bookings only):

Fondation d'Entreprise Hermès - Skills Academy #3: Morning Session 5
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Precious and non-precious metals alike are used to enhance objects, decorate surfaces, and to lock, close or decorate rooms. This Morning Session looks at ancestral and contemporary techniques in goldsmithing, lock-making and fine metalwork for furniture and interiors. Metal offers innovative surface treatments, and frequently plays a central role in the final stages of the creative process.


9.30 a.m.
‘Puiforcat’s chain of expertise: from raw metal to polish and sparkle’
Éric Popineau, workshop head and fine-metal chaser, and Guillaume Lorieux, goldsmith  – Puiforcat

‘New surface treatments on metal’
Jenny Faucheu, teacher-researcher, École des Mines de Saint-Etienne 

10.45 a.m.

11.15 a.m.
Pascal Rémy, director, Ateliers Saint-Jacques, Fondation de Coubertin

‘Fine metalwork for furniture and interiors’
Michael Wagner, director, Charles-Bronzier d’art 

Our third biennial Skills Academy explores the many facets of metal, with a focus on innovation for tomorrow’s world. The Foundation’s programme is aimed at artisans, designers and engineers eager to take a fresh look at the world of metal, and to harness their practice and expertise to a collective, experimental project. Throughout the first semester 2017, our monthly Morning Sessions enable interested members of the public to extend their knowledge of this essential material, from a historical, aesthetic, economic and technical perspective, and to engage in ground-breaking debate on its future and sustainability.  

> Discover the 5th Morning Session (video)

> Find out about Morning Session 4: Metal in architecture
> Find out about Morning Session 6: Separating and coming together 
> Find out more about Skills Academy #3

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ENSAM - Ecole nationale supérieure des arts et métiers
151, Boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75013 Paris


Under the supervision of Normal Studio, Guest designers and Skills Academy educational directors