The Crafties invented a new art form for interiors: the textile fresco. Founded by Jeanne Martin-Taton and Marie-Marie Vergne, the Brussels studio creates a dialogue between flat colors and naïve prints on a thousand and one fabrics, all with an uninhibited taste for the decorative and the grandiloquent.
Jeanne Martin-Taton was born in Montpellier and Marie-Marie Vergne in Arles. They studied textile design in Lyon, Geneva, Paris and Brussels. In 2018, they joined forces to form Les Crafties ("skillful with her hands"), an experimental and multidisciplinary duo wavering from the decorative to the pictorial.
In their studio in Brussels, the tandem has fun replaying artisanal skills and reinventing patchwork through reinvented fabrics, made from dormant fabrics.
An approach that is both artisanal and experimental revealed by the villa Noailles during the Design Parade Toulon 2018 festival, of which they were finalists. They have since collaborated with a variety of contexts and sponsors from India Mahdavi to Claude Cartier to Hermès.