Emmanuel Lacoste

EmmanuelEmmanuel Lacoste / www.emmanuel-lacoste.com  / email: manulacoste@free.fr  / +33 (0)6 18 57 55 60 / 74, rue Raymond Lefèbvre, 93100 Montreuil

 

After working several years in the field of communication, Emmanuel Lacoste devoted himself to Art. He learned technical and contemporary jewellery at AFEDAP (jewellery school in Paris, France), and worked as a freelance jeweller for companies making accessories for luxury brands : Chanel, Hermès, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, etc

ARM the concept

Hands and arms are our first tool. Associated with creativity, they become weapons to fight against massive industrialization and know-how loss. (the french word «ARME», same sound as «ARM» in English, means «weapon»)
Taiwan is facing issues caused by industrialization failure and flight. To my opinion, the only solution to prevent the loss of craft know-how, is to enhance design creativity and concepts. Mr Kuo learned traditional Damascus with his father, so perpetuating an ancient blacksmith know-how. He forges by hand cold steels to get a new strong and vibrating material. He is the maker, his arms are the weapons.

 

ARM / chopper knife
Artisan: Kuo Chang-Sih: damascus steel
Material: damascus steel
Dimensions: 30 x 10 x 0,8 cm

 

 

ARM / object
Artisan: Kuo Chang-Sih: damascus steel
Material: damascus steel
Dimensions: 47 x 3.7 x 1 cm