Published on : Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Matali Crasset exclusively launches and premiers in “We Trust in Wood’ collection on platform and marketplace CROWDY HOUSE. The collection consists of seven contemporary objects produced by local craftsman of the region ‘La Meusse’ in France. It is a local project with a strong and powerful meaning – to improve and support the rural art centre of the ‘Vent des Forêts’. The entire process of the collection is centered on the same region in France, from inspiration to production to sales.
The ‘We Trust in Wood’ Collection- which is a set of three set of useful & small wooden objects made by french designer Matali Crasset for idyllic houses in “Vent des Forêts”. Vent des Forêts is a place of artistic creations, evening walks and daydreams. Located in the french region of “La Meuse”, these houses designed by Matali Crasset allow you to have a break, enjoy nature, watch birds and discover nature at it’s simplist, these pieces are crafted solely from local trees grown in these woods.
Crasset is known for her participation in earth conscious and sustainable projects; therefore, working with the craftsmen of ‘Vent des Forêts’ was a logical step in her career. Crasset explicitly decided to launch the collection on the online marketplace CROWDY HOUSE. Moreover, CROWDY HOUSE has the mission to democratize the design industry by providing a low commission service for designers to help sell their product directly.
“It is a privilege to be able to launch a premiere of Matali Crasset on CROWDY HOUSE. With the ‘We Trust in Woods’ collection we can express our support towards the artists, designers and craftsmen who participate in the activity of ‘Vent des Forêts’,” says Mark Studholme, CEO of CROWDY HOUSE.
CROWDY HOUSE is a collaboration between Matali Crasset and Philippe Huet, a local craftsman of the region ‘La Meuse’. The durable designs reveal the unique aspect of the strong ash and sycamore trees of the surrounding area. Wheareas, “We Trust in Wood” is an ethical and conscious design project, creating contemporary objects that are designed by local craftsman using their specialist skills.