2016 European Artistic Crafts Days

2016 European Artistic Crafts Days

For the 6th sequential year, Vacheron Constantin is restoring its help for the European Artistic Crafts Days. These European occasions are a chance for general society to find craftsmans practicing age-old, now and then mostly secret or failed to remember abilities which are passed from one age to another.

Through various occasions held in France, Italy and Switzerland, the Manufacture reaffirms its commitment to propagating and spreading the prestige of Artistic Crafts.

In France, the Maison is supporting the debut show of the JEMA 2016, “L’Empreinte du Geste”, made in association with the National Institute of Artistic Crafts (INMA) and introduced at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs from March 29th to April 3rd 2016. A human imprint represented in five phases by the craftsmanship of 18 innovative gifts.


In Italy, in association with the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte and the Triennale di Milano, Vacheron Constantin will uphold the XXI Triennale International Exhibition Milan named “21st Century. Plan After Design” from April second to September 12th through the “New Craft” structure in the Fabbrica del Vapore. This structure features the experience between mechanical development and aptitude.

From April 1st to 3rd, the European Artistic Crafts Days (JEMA), under the support of the City of Milan, will likewise empower general society to appreciate exhibits given by craftmasters in various studios of the 5Vie district that will be especially open to general society.  


In Switzerland, Vacheron Constantin will uphold the Cantons of Vaud, Jura and Neuchâtel, just as the City of Geneva. Additionally, from April 15th to 17th, the Manufacture will introduce the presentation “Expressions & Crafts & Design. Time as indicated by Alessandro Mendini and his craftsmans” at the Geneva Art and History Museum, created in association with the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte. Propelled by the subject of Time, this display, inserted in contemporary plan, exhibits the discourse between a renowned originator and craftsman, Alessandro Mendini, and 13 Italian craftsmans.

For the subsequent year running, Vacheron Constantin is additionally opening the entryways of its historical site in Geneva, at Quai de l’Ile/Rue des Moulins, and offering guests an opportunity to appreciate exhibits by its craftsmans: an expert guillocheur, an expert enameller and an expert watchmaker.

In the Canton of Vaud, from April 15th to 17th, 40 unique ateliers will be available to general society; and the Espace Arlaud in Lausanne will likewise have showings given by craftsmans, including a Vacheron Constantin ace etcher.

From April 22nd to 24th, in the Canton of Neuchâtel, 20 ateliers will open their entryways, with around 30 unique crafts addressed, including enamellers, etchers and gemsetters. Two schools giving preparing in artistic crafts will likewise be associated with this occasion.

On April 23rd and 24th, the Canton of Jura will exhibit seven crafts. The Jura Art and History Museum in Delémont and the Hôtel-Dieu Museum in Porrentury will likewise participate in these artistic days by giving a brief look in the background and showing objects encapsulating high quality ability.


More data and subtleties, explicit to other European countries, can be found at journeesdesmetiersdart.eu