When we decided to launch EN ATTENDANT SERGE, our common desire for jewelry led us naturally to work closely with the Parisian jewelry workshops and to enhance the French savoir-faire. Our wish was to knock the common idea of the jewels linked to the very special occasions.
We wanted to make jewels a part of the daily wardrobe, a daily favorite. In other words, we wanted jewels to be considered as a little extra soul that everyone could afford to treat oneself well.
The brand name was clear: why do we have to wait for the big moment, why do we have to wait for anyone, a Man, a Woman, for receiving a jewel? Then why do we have to wait for « Serge » ?
From the very beginning, we have met talented people, our path crossed different savoir-faire and when dialoguing with others our own identity became stronger.
Then, for those who have not met their own « Serge » yet, or for those who have already met their « Serge » but do not wait for him to discover new things, we would like to introduce ten multi-talented men with a deep artistic world, ten men who are keen lovers of savoir-faire, each of them featuring creativity, design, luxury, care.
We decided to gather them together at the Joyce gallery Paris under a shared passion for art and freedom.
Each guest will exhibit a single piece of his work that can be understood as a window of his creative world and make the public understand what is behind the name, the surname or the signature.
Céline Meslin & Emilie-Alice Fabrizi
Co-Founders of EN ATTENDANT SERGE
The guest artists are:
Born in Paris, José Lévy was introduced to design through fashion before expanding his multifaceted artistic influence and expertise patiently investigated, compiled, arranged. From the design of objects to the creation of fine contemporary furniture, he works with some great names such as Cristalleries Saint Louis, Astier de Villatte, Roche Bobois, Deshoulières or Sèvres. He also creates stage designs for Villa Kujoyam as well as he often collaborates with the world-famous galleries such as Perrotin, Tools Galerie, S. Bensimon, Next Level. Furthermore, he is involved in many artistic projects together with Tim Walker, Jack Pierson, Jay-Jay Johanson, Pierre Even, Gotscho and Nan Goldin.
Laurent Croisier is a French-Swiss photographer with cross-cutting skills. He lives and works in Paris. He started his career as a photo reporter and as a fashion photographer before focusing on personal photographic experimentations.While stimulating our senses and visual perceptions, his work mixes different sensory universes that leads us to explore a further visual dimension or an intuitive perception of his photographs.
From family vineyards of Southern France to Duperré school of Applied Arts in Paris, from Shanghai to Jean-Charles de Castelbajac’s design studio, Hugo Matha is an accessories designer and a keen lover of French craftsmanship. Design and crafts, he decided to reconcile his two passions. For his eponym label, he develops collections of wood, Plexiglas and leather clutches, strong accessories for strong women.
From an early age, Benoit Missolin is a keen design-lover. After graduating from Chambre Syndicale de la Couture school and Studio Berçot, he began his career in the fashion industry with Christian Lacroix then completed a series of apprenticeship at Jean Colonna, Thierry Mugler, and Givenchy. Taking inspiration from iconic pop culture silhouettes, he creates under his eponym label playful hair accessories and hats. Crafting in the most luxurious of materials, each piece is handmade in his London studio. Today Chapurin, Ana Sui, Diesel Gold Label, Bernhard Whilelm, MAC or Jean Paul Goude ask him to accessorize their runway shows or advertisements.
Born in 1975, Clément Willemin is a landscape architect who runs BASE, a Paris-based agency. Established in 2000 with two partners, the company currently employs some 30 people (architects, urbanists, engineers and designers). He also co-founded COAL, the Coalition for art and sustainable development that works to promote a new generation of artists focusing on environmental and societal issue.
MALTIER LE MALLETIER
House of high-end custom-made trunks, Maltier le Malletier is the oldest French trunk maker. Today, Benoit Maltier, who has studied marquetry at Ecole Boulle in Paris as well as design at Saint-Luc Higher School of Art in Belgium, perpetuates the great adventure initiated by his ancestors and pursue his dream while acting with a modern aesthetic and a contemporary use.
The trunks are made of innovative materials and finest leathers. They are manufactured near Poitiers, in Neuville-de-Poitou, with the greatest respect for the ancestral skills. Each trunk is a unique experience.
Franck Rezzak is a plastic artist, as well as a stop motion film maker, an artistic director, a tattoo artist. In his drawings, he revitalises archaic practices. Based on ancient frescoes, ancient wall paintings or rock drawings, his artistic work combines a meticulous attention to detail with a sophisticated line. He creates pictures and motifs in which perception and symbol play the same role. To him, every artwork can be understood as a living work that changes as it moves up.
Born in Jerusalem, Artsi Ifrach is a fashion designer who is better known as ART/C in fashion world. He has found his sanctuary in Morocco on his quest for independence and has been actively creating his « one of a kind » collections since. Artsi – meaning « My Country » in Hebrew and Arabic – lived in Tel Aviv, Paris and Amsterdam before settling in Morocco and has an extensive understanding of multiculturalism. Using colours and prints as his landscape, Artsi’s imaginative designs reflect on space and time. From his childhood memories to the memories of nomad.
Jeremy Taltaud aka Jey Nomane is a designer and an artistic director. He is a strong and true personality who swears by the well-argued criticism that leads him into a careful reflection on the object he is working on. He also founded or took over several businesses or stores with a similar approach, such as l’Encrerie, a tattoo studio designed as a curiosities cabinet or la Shaperie, a kind of « Barbershop 2.0 ».
Gilles Wullus worked as a journalist for 20 years. He started at Liberation before joining the gay magazine Têtu which he headed until 2013. Within this period, the editorial content of Têtu magazine was broadened to the arts and culture community and the magazine entered the digital age. Since then, he and his husband Azzedine Jamal cofounded their own company providing digital communication services, artist representation and smartphone applications.