Ateliers d’Art de France
The french federation of craft professionals
The mission of Ateliers d’Art de France is to educate about the role and place of fine crafts in our society. As the French professional fine craft federation, it unites over 6,000 professionals around the country. It represents and advocates for fine crafts professionals, and helps the sector grow economically, both in France and internationally. To carry out this mission, Ateliers d’Art de France:
- Works to develop professional structure for fine crafts. The first milestone was achieved in 2014, when fine crafts were officially recognized by the law on Crafts, Commerce and VSEs as their own economic sector. Ever since, Ateliers d’Art de France has continued the fight, and now acts as the ambassador for the creation of an official fine crafts professional branch.
- Promotes fine crafts professionals and their creations by hosting trade shows and international events (like the Maison&Objet* show, Révélations at the Grand Palais, and the International Cultural Heritage Fair), and by running a network of six shopping centres in Paris and around France, including Empreintes, the largest fine craft concept store in Europe and first online fine craft marketplace.
- Invests in cultural awareness of fine crafts, in particular by creating the publishing house Editions Ateliers d’Art de France and by hosting the International Film Festival for Fine Crafts.
As a force for unity, debate, and strong advocacy for workshops to promote heritage and design, Ateliers d’Art de France is a space for dialogue between fine craft professionals and institutions, governments, and society.
*Maison&Objet is organised by SAFI, a subsidiary of Ateliers d’Art de France, and Reed Expositions France.