Corthay shoes and esteemed French blogger Hugo Jacomet recently hosted a screening of La Beaute du Geste - a film shot during a classic car tour last year, where the occupants visited fellow artisans in France and Switzerland.
The event was lovely, populated with just the right people and hosted in the gorgeous Soho Hotel. But everyone was talking about the film, which was truly inspiring. The extent of that success can be measured by the fact that it made cuckoo clocks and chocolates shaped like spanners seem the highest examples of craft. "We wanted to provide a contrast between the craft of Corthay, or Swiss cabinet makers, and the more fun but no less valuable artisans," Hugo told The Rake.
A short trailer for the film, above, gives an idea of the inspiring tone, while below are photos from the event (including one of the author having a rather heated debate with Pierre Corthay).