Ironmongery Rollinger 2012

The Rollinger foundry asked a group of ESAD design students under the guidance of the designer Véronique Maire to take a fresh look at the world of ironmongery and notably window catches.

A full-immersion session at the company allowed students to understand its semi-artisanal production process and to develop a response to the issues facing both the business and society as a whole. The objects currently in production are new additions to the foundry’s traditional repertoire and they mark the first stage in a long-term collaboration between ESAD and small companies and craftsmen practising traditional methods in the Ardennes.