Gilles and Evelyne Szepes are basket-makers in Châtel Montagne in Allier in France.
They are specialized in fine rattan basketry and rattan furniture restoration. They create contemporary basketery using ancient techniques. Their studio looks like a museum where Napoleon III winter gardens stand side to side with reproductios of old basketworks and various pieces of cane furniture and creative basketry.
After their meeting with Mami Taira, a fashion designer from Japan, they export their production in the Land of the Rising Sun.
They came at the Showroom FITE 2012.
Catalogue du Festival International des Textiles Extra ordinaires, 2012 MÉTAMORPHOSES