A Craft Worth Upholding
A Craft Worth Upholding is a short documentary made by an interdisciplinary team of Parsons students over a 3 month period. The project was sponsored in part by LVMH, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy.
By observing and documenting local artisan Bruno Lopez’s process in the upholstering of an Art Deco chair from beginning to end, we gained insight into his world of techniques and materials, and were able to draw inspiration for our own work. Upholstery is inherently a craft that’s process is invisible to the viewer of the final product. Our film aims to expose and illuminate the work of the traditional upholsterer. Through this experience we both gained an intimate knowledge of the craft of upholstery, and insight into the importance of preserving and promoting artisanal work.
Produced by: Jeanne Kelly
Cinematography: George Bixby | Umut Ozover | Jeanna Hamilton
Edited by: Jeanna Hamilton
Original Music: Oli Rockberger
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