A glimpse into the 2022 international cultural heritage fair

From Salon International du Patrimoine Culturel:

“The International Fair for Cultural Heritage, organized by Ateliers d’Art de France, welcomes more than 300 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors, public and professionals, every year for 4 days at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris.

The participating art studios represent more than 38,000 companies spread across France, ranging from the one-man workshop to the art factory.

The theme of the 27th edition of the fair is the challenges of sustainable development; heritage professionals combine traditional processes and the use of new innovative practices to meet the new challenges of sustainable development; a search for the right balance between conservation, sustainability and development. It is this particular DNA that gives it the legitimacy to promote and embody an eco-responsible dynamic, adapted to the needs of the present, oriented to the future, but above all concerned about the heritage left to future generations. “


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During our visit to the fair this year, we spotted some delightful terracotta products that (conservation) architects and designers might be interested in:

terracotta roof coverings, manufactured using traditional techniques innovated with techniques to enhance sustainability,

original terracotta wall tiling, designed after traditional motifs using traditional painting techniques, 

floor tiling using a special type of mixing of the clay to create various interesting floor patterns,

and the works of a small atelier creating not only fabulous recreations in paint of historic sights but wonderful oil paint motifs in earthly colours. The use of such colours has also been seen frequently on Cersaie 2022.