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CREATIVE FRANCE

Business France - 12-févr.-2016 16:36:41
What if we were to cast aside current preconceptions of France? Creative France chooses to surprise, by immersing you into a landscape abounding in hidden treasures with unexpectedly ingenious features. To one side, a typical French-style garden reflects France’s recognized excellence and expertise. On the other, a France of creativity, innovation, disruptive technology, strong commitment and collaborative partnerships emerges. A French-style creative culture does indeed exist, fostered by a unique approach combining cutting-edge technology, savoir-faire and art de vivre, realism and innovative applications. This combination reflects change in a society inspired by its roots but driven by its entrepreneurial spirit. The flagbearers for this creative culture of surprises, technology, poetry and effective inspirations are mostly young businesses seeking a design edge. From an idea to its application, French creativity demonstrates its power to enrich our daily lives, to improve the quality and sustainability of products and services, and to play its part in advancing society. In this landscape, a musical instrument stands alongside surgical pliers, an exoskeleton meets an amphibious boat, and a wall plate hangs beside a photovoltaic film. French design embodies this bold blend of culture, economy and industry, by finding a creative balance all of its own that is recognized the world over. This creative melting pot owes nothing to chance, channeling its extraordinary ability and versatility into envisaging and initiating dialogue across different professional cultures. Projects both big and small presented in this exhibition showcase an impressive human adventure and reveal a message of optimism and confidence. Powered by Business France Download: catalog Creative France, Le Bourget 2015 Official website: http://creative.businessfrance.fr/  

Ettevõtlusministri Liisa Oviiri visiit Pariisi (18. – 19. Jaanuar 2016)

Nadine FRAYSSE-ECKSTEIN - 30-janv.-2016 19:12:37
Ettevõtlusminister Liisa Oviir viibis 18. – 19. jaanuaril visiidil Pariisis, kus ta kohtus Prantsuse väliskaubandusministri Matthias Fekl’iga. Kohtumisel räägiti Euroopa Liidu ja Ameerika Ühendriikide vahelisest vabakaubanduslepingust ning Prantsuse – Eesti majandussuhete arendamisest läbi suurprojektide nagu Rail Baltica. Samuti külastas ta Prantsuse suurimat ettevõtjate võrgustikku MEDEF, ettevõtlusagentuuri BusinessFrance ja Prantsuse Start Up Teami French Tech. Kohtumisel BusinessFrance’i peadirektrissi Muriel Pénicaud’ga räägiti ekspordi arendamisest, välisinvesteeringute atraktiivsusest ja kõrgtehnoloogiliste ning innovaatiliste harude edendamisest. Lõpetuseks väisas Liisa Oviir Euroopa Kosmoseagentuuri (ASE) ning kohtus sealse juhtkonnaga. Eesti liitus ASE-ga veebruaris 2015.

France in focus: ALPC textile design

Amelie Argenti - 27-janv.-2016 19:47:07
With the flurry of decoration, lifestyle and design fairs currently being held, Formex, and on the horizon, Formland & Oslo Design Fair, in the Nordic countries, and in conjunction with Maison & Objet in Paris, we will take a closer look at some of the decoration and design companies form the Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes (ALPC) region. There are of course numerous businesses in the region with wonderful products and a claim in the sector, but we will take a closer look at three companies located in the Basque country and specialized in textiles. The Basque country has a long history of weaving and textile production – historically it was an agricultural practice: in order protect the cattle from the sun during plowing and harvest seasons, a woven cover, called Saïal, was placed on the animals. Each Saïal had seven stripes woven into them representing the seven Basque Provinces. The practice evolved and the region now has a rich history in the production of linens ranging from table cloth to tea towels and numerous textiles in between.                                                                                             Images courtesy of Tissage Moutet The family business, Tissage Moutet , has been using tradition Basque weaving techniques since 1919. The company, located in Orthez, is a certified “Living Heritage Company” and has maintained traditional practices while modernizing their design and production, and prides itself on its innovation through style approach in the creation of their linen. With collections ranging from table and kitchen linens, homeware & decoration, and hospitality & restauration the group has a wide range of products to satisfy their growing national and international clients. Moutet exports to several countries around the world including Denmark and Finland!                                                                                Images courtesy of Creations Jean Vier Another Basque company in the textiles sector is Creations Jean Vier , a company with a 30 year history in the industry. The company produces a wide variety of table linen, bathroom linen and home furnishings, naming all their collections after Basque villages and towns (St Jean de Luz, Espelette, Biarritz, Sara, Arnaga, Abadia, Bilbao, etc.) or traditional Basque pastimes and traditions, Txilin Txalan (a children’s game), Aria le fil or Saïal.                                                                                                   Images courtesy of ARTIGA The last company we will look at in this article is ARTIGA ,  located in the town of Magescq. This company was created in 1999 and has since then gone from strength to strength, from opening their first store in 2001 to delivering an order of 5500 “sailor bags” for the G20 summit in 2011. Today, ARTIGA has 8 stores in France and is expanding internationally. With collections of bath towels, table linens, pillows and accessories, this company has no shortage of bright colourful Basque inspired products.  For more information on any of the companies featured, do not hesitate to contact Amelie Argenti, amelie.argenti(@)businessfrance.fr