Monday, 17 December 2007

A Special Profession: Alain Soulier

In modern times money and comfort influences the job decisions a lot. When you study economy, get a job in a global company you are mostly on the safe side. Luckily there are people who decide different and by heart what they would like to do in their life. Alain Soulier is one of them - he is one of the last lamp shade producers in France. What does he? He creates unique and exclusive haute couture shades to add an individual look to your lamp. How does it work? Imagine you buy a nice antique lamp for which you would like to get the perfect Haute Couture dress - Alain Soulier could be consulted and will help you to develop and create the perfect outfit.

Alain Soulier is a man who did not always know about his love for this job. He wanted to become an architect, studied in Canada and decided then to become a ballett dancer. When his ballett company had a show in Straßbourg years ago he saw a little boutique called "Clair abscur" baught it and choose to become one of the last lamp shade makers in France.

Besides he created the "Jardins De La Ferme Bleue" in Uttenhofen (Alsace) together with his architect friend Jean-Louis Cura, where you can enjoy a nice Sunday brunch during Christmas time.

In November his artworks have been shown at the "Salon du Patrimoine Culturel" at the Carrousel du Louvre. What an honour!

Should you be interested in a detailed report on his work check out the following video:
Des abat-jour sur mesure à la Ferme Bleue... -

Le jardin de la Ferme Bleue
21 rue principale
67110 Uttenhoffen
Tel : 03 88 72 84 35
Open 13/05/2007 - 23/09/2007

everyday except of Monday from 12pm - 18pm Sundays 10:30am - 18:00

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