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24.11.2021 | 18H00


CARE [Screening+Talk]

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Care Program

Its aim ? Take care of ourselves, take care of others and take care of the planet.
How? Through various cultural events that raise questions and / or offer solutions.

Program – Wednesday November 24th, 2021 (from 6:00 p.m to 7.30 p.m):
Exchange with the designers from About a Worker, Michel Violleau, manager of the Atelier Charentaises and its craftsmen
– their engagement for an alternative and inclusive fashion approach and their creative approach
– Manufacturing process of the Charentaise, lengendary slipper, applying a specific know-how
– Presentation of the limited edition

Free entrance upon booking

The design studio ABOUT A WORKER and L’ATELIER CHARENTAISES, the last French firm to manufacture these legendary slippers, have launched a limited edition, entirely designed by its craftsmen. These creations reflect their know-how and their vision of the future. Supported by the Fondation d’entreprise Martell, this project will be the subject of a Care conference on November 24.
The Fondation’s commitment stems from a desire to enhance a unique Charentais savoir-faire, which has become an iconic object linked to French culture. Last February during their residency at the Fondation, the duo of designers Kim Hou and Paul Boulenger from About a Worker initiated the craftsmen of L’Atelier Charentaises to new creative processes to enable them to convey their ideas and thus to conceive their own renewed visual identity.
Based on an established methodology, About A Worker conducted interviews with them to get to know them better and to understand their vision. Then, they created their own moodboards; selected a number of colors, shapes and textures aiming to renew this iconic object, the Charentaise slipper, produced in La Rochefoucauld with a strong local identity. This is how they chose patterns inspired by the Atelier’s tools and the tartan, an emblematic fabric of the Charentaise.
The Fondation is committed to supporting this initiative, whose development process takes place in a participatory mode and whose outcome results from a collective creation experience; an inclusive project at the crossroads of art, and knowledge, involving entrepreneurial and economic challenges and aiming to safeguard a know-how.
Come and meet designer Kim Hou, Michel Violleau, manager of L’Atelier Charentaises and the workers to better understand their approach and their commitment to alternative and inclusive fashion as well as the manufacturing processes of this slipper.
Wednesday November 24 at 6 p.m., in the agora
Free entry upon reservation
The collection exists in three models and is available online at
Price: between 49 and 79 euros