Félicie Bajard, designer.
After 5 years as product designer in LOUIS VUITTON Malletier and 2 years with ALAIN MIKLI Lunetier, Félicie Bajard creates her own brand MANUFACTURE DES RIGOLES Paris in 2008 and she specializes in luxury leathergoods. After having success with clothes, jewelry and art of living, now she creates bags and fashion-accessories amazing collections, sophisticated and poetics, combining leather and lining with porcelain.
« The special care and attention with which a woman treats her handbag : this is what gives this particular fashion accessory its unique and valuable character. In this respect, the « precious object » quality of women’s handbags caught my fancy and led me to use porcelain as a way of underlining their singular nature. Creative attention here focuses on materials, texture and details. Blending materials normally not used together, I wish to play with opposites, contrasts and gaps. »
Here, luxury is not ostentatious, but a symbol of rarity, timelessness and know-how.
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle (ENSCI-les Ateliers) Graduate diploma in Paris and Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) Arts Appliqués in Cachan.
Prize winner Cuir et Création 2009.
Nominated Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris in 2010.
Prize winner Talents à la Carte trade fair Maison&Objet in 2009.
Prize winner TADI 2007 with Pyrenex society.