An Ateliers d’Art de France event

Winners of the Craft Professions and Built Heritage prize

Ateliers d’Art de France and Vieilles Maisons Françaises have announced the 2015 winners. They have been presented with their awards in the International Heritage Show on 5 November.

The Craft Professions and Built Heritage Prize aims to promote an endangered sector or to protect rare know-how.

The 2015 award has been presented to cabinetmaker Julien Hebras, who – having acquired the Atelier Lemaire – wishes to pass on his rare ivory know-how to his employees. He is the only working craftsman who knows how to operate his unique machine that can cut sheets of ivory with a thickness of 3mm.