An eventful new year!

Dear Friends,
 
I wish you a wonderful new year!
 
2019 will be an eventful year for the Parasolerie Heurtault.
 
After ten years at the Viaduc des Arts in Paris, I am closing the showroom and moving my atelier in Auvergne, in the heart of the Livradois-Forez regional national park, where mountains and forests will sustain new creative inspirations. To order an umbrella or a parasol, however it will be as easy as it was before: you can send me an email, or go to my new point-of-sales, the Galerie Fayet in Paris.
 
In this bucolic environment, I will be also working on new exhibition projects – exhibitions of unique creations and exhibitions of pieces of my historic collection, which comprises now of more than 2,000 restored pieces and objects retracing the history of umbrellas and parasols.
 
And to start the year off with a bang, my creations are presented at the WONDER LAB exhibition, organised by HEART & crafts in the prestigious National Museum of Beijing, from 12 January to 17 March. This exhibition, which was first presented in Tokyo in 2017, will continue to travel all around China in 2019.

Your loyalty, and most often your friendship, have meant the world to me these past years…. I hope that you will continue this beautiful adventure with me!
 
A très bientôt,
 
Michel Heurtault
 

WONDER LAB Beijing
From 12 January to 17 March 2019 at the National Museum of China
 
Exhibition initiated by: HEART & crafts
Curated by: Hélène Kelmachter
Exhibition design: Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture
Lighting : Abraxas Concept
 
Exhibition co-organised with the National Museum of China, with the support of the French Ministry of Culture, the French Embassy in China, INMA (Institut Français des Métiers d’Art) and Institut Français and in partnership with Beijing Sen Ying Culture Media Co., Ltd.  PRESS KIT

Japon-Japonismes at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs

 

Michel Heurtault is delighted to invite you to discover his latest creation: a Japan-inspired contemporary parasol, on show at the Japon-Japonismes exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

 

Presented in the context of the Japonismes 2018 season, which celebrates 160 years of cultural and artistic exchanges between France and Japan, this exceptional exhibition shines a light on the superb ancient Japanese art collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, shown alongside western creations inspired by Japan.

 

With six other master artisans who participated in the WONDER LAB exhibition organised by HEART & crafts at the Tokyo National Museum in 2017–Jean Girel, Sylvain Le Guen, Laurent Nogues, François-Xavier Richard, Pietro Seminelli and Nelly Saunier–, Michel Heurtault was invited to present a contemporary “Japonist” creation.

 

An outstanding exhibition that shows the incredible creativity brought about by the cultural dialogue between France and Japan! Do not miss it if you’re in Paris!

 

 

 

JAPON-JAPONISMES
From 15 November 2018 to 3 March 2019 

Musée des Arts Décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris

Metro : Palais-Royal, Pyramides or Tuileries

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Bundeskunsthalle Weather Report exhibition

The Bundeskunsthalle museum in Bonn, Germany has asked Michel Heurtault to participate in their WEATHER REPORT exhibition by showcasing emblematic pieces of his historic umbrella and parasol collection.

The different chapters of the exhibition combine top-quality artistic, culture-historical, and scientific exhibits from all over the world – altogether 400 objects from over 100 lenders. Amongst many others the show includes art works by John Constable, William Turner, Gustave Courbet, Otto Modersohn Joaquin Sorolla, Giovanni Segantini, Germaine Richier, Gerhard Richter, Olafur Eliasson, Leiko Ikemura and Pieter Hugo. Scientific treasures such as the first waterproof rubber shoes by Macintosh, and an original thermometer by Daniel Fahrenheit are also presented in this exhibition. It is our aim to create compelling and affective spheres, which also provide explanations and food for thought. – BUNDESKUNSTHALLE

WEATHER REPORT About Weather Culture and Climate Science

7 October 2017 to 4 March 2018

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[Photos: David Ertl, 2017 © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH]

WONDER LAB living treasures of France exhibition

 

Michel Heurtault had the privilege of being invited to participate in the WONDER LAB national living treasures of France exhibition, at the prestigious Tokyo National Museum.

 

Created and co-organised by HEART & crafts, this landmark exhibition presents 15 of the best French artistic craftspeople – Masters of Art and laureates of the Liliane Bettencourt Prize for the Intelligence of the Hand – for the first time in Japan.

 

Michel’s unique parasols are exhibited in a 1000m2 space designed by architect Lina Ghotmeh and curator Hélène Kelmachter, alongside the resolutely contemporary creations of fan maker Emmanuel Le Guen, ceramic artist Jean Girel, tortoiseshell artisan Christian Bonnet and feather artist Nelly Saunier, to name just a few of the artists present. Each of them has been chosen for the way they have chosen to combine tradition with innovation to expand and reinvent their craft, as well as the passion with which they transmit their skills to future generations.

 

Along with HEART & crafts, the exhibition is co-organised by the Tokyo National Museum, NHK Promotions and the Asahi Shimbun newspaper. Its principal patron is the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation, with the support of the Institut National des Métiers d’Art.

 

If you are in Japan, please check it out! If not, starting 2018 the exhibition will embark on a tour of the world, starting with China, so stay tuned for more information!

 

>> If you are interested in acquiring one of the works of art from the WONDER LAB living treasures of France exhibition, send an email to this address

 

 

WONDER LAB living treasures of France

From 11 september to 26 november 2017
Tokyo National Museum Hyokeikan

Exhibition info 
Press kit

[Photos Bernard Morales / HEART & crafts]

 

London Craft Week

Michel Heurtault has been invited to participate in the prestigious London Craft Week, which is held on 3-8 May.

 

Along with craftsmen Serge Amoruso and Samuel Gassman, Michel will be representing French artistic crafts at the London Craft Week, an initiative organised by the Institut Français and the Institut National des Métiers d’Art (INMA).

 

On 3 May, Michel Heurtault, Serge Amoruso and Samuel Gassman will be demonstrating their unique know-how and skill at the St James’s Pavillion, followed by a debate about French artistic crafts at the Institut Français, chaired by Simon Crompton, founder of permanentstyle.com.

 

Michel Heurtault will be showing pieces from the Parasolerie’s current umbrella and parasol line, as well as some unique bespoke pieces and restorations.

 

Debate: 3 May

19:0021:30
Institut Francais
17 Queensberry place
Kensington
SW7 2DT

Booking necessary. Click here for details.

Journées européennes des métiers d'art

Journées Européennes des Métiers d’Art

 

Organised by the French National Institute for Arts and Crafts, the Journées Européennes des Métiers d’Art (European Artistic Craft Days) are held each year throughout Europe on the first weekend in April. During three days, visitors can meet craftsmen and women and discover their workshops and studios.

 

It is a unique opportunity to visit the Parasolerie Heurtault behind the scenes!

 

During the JEMA, the Parasolerie’s atelier will be open for visits on :

 

-Friday 31st of March, from 11am to 7pm

-Saturday 1st of April, from 11am to 7pm

 

Free visit, reservation required: contact@parasolerieheurtault.com or 01 44 73 45 71