Tendance XXI

( Season 7 )

Experience the art-de-vivre!

French creativity is booming in the fields of fashion, crafts, design, beauty and gastronomy. 'Tendance XXI' showcases a know-how that evolves in tune with the times, sometimes even anticipating them.

Commentary: Viviane Blassel.


Fermob/Chaussettes/Sacha Tognolli/Perles/Atelier Cruz-Diez
Spotlight on metal furniture manufactured by the Fermob brand. All you need to know about socks. The story of a craftsman and his many lives: Sacha Tognolli, cabinet-maker specialising in making seating. How to wear pearls. An in-depth look at the monumental works produced by the Cruz-Diez studio.

Commentary by: Viviane Blassel.
Manufacto Hermès/Lunettes de soleil/Robert Four/Diptyque
How to give the young generation a taste for craftwork? With its Manufacto programme the Hermès Foundation provides an answer. All you need to know about sunglasses. The expertise of Robert Four, a family company in Aubusson. Emblem of the 1970s: the diamond pattern. Candles and perfumes by Diptyque.

Commentary by: Viviane Blassel.