The Bettancourt Schueller Foundation has announced the winners of the 2012 edition of the Liliane Bettancourt award for the Intelligence of the Hand, selected by the jury that met on June 14th under the presidence of Henri Loyrette, Chairman and director of the Louvre Museum. The “Liliane Bettancourt award for the Intelligence of the Hand – Exceptional Talent 2012” went to ceramist Wayne Fischer for his work “Métamorphose”. Born in the US but resident in France since 1986, Fischer can work on porcelain with special processes that allow his pieces, like “Métamorphose”, to remind the delicacy of the human skin.
The “Liliane Bettancourt award for the Intelligence of the Hand – Dialogues 2012” went to an équipe formed by couturière Bernadette N'Guyen, wood-worker and sellier Maurice Barnabé, sellier Jean-Paul Mahé and designer Robert Stadler, for the sofa “Irregular bomb”, whose choral creation led to new techniques in the filed of upholstery.
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