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A true reflection of the audacity, creativity and renewal of fine crafts in Europe today, Résonance[s] offers an insight into contemporary expression in this sector, and shakes up the codes of artistic creation.

Seize this opportunity to showcase your latest creations for the benefit of the public attending the fair, the notoriety of which makes it an essential event in the fine crafts sector.

Résonance[s] is now the ideal place to assert the excellence of your know-how, and benefit from an incredible economic lever to secure sales and orders.

Discover the key figures for the 2019 edition

186
exhibitors
56
new exhibitors
21
foreign exhibitors
8
countries represented
21.000
visitors
1
million euros in turnover for exhibitors
5.600
euros in average turnover per exhibitor
37
% rise in turnover per exhibitor

All infos about 2019 edition

 

A rigorous and highly specialized selection

Exhibitors are selected by a jury made up of professionals in the fine crafts field and experts in artistic creation.

The aim of the jury is to ensure that the fair has:

  • an outstanding level of quality and originality
  • a carefully balanced representation of the different professions within this sector

  • a satisfactory rate of exhibitor renewal.

To do so, the jury adopts a clearly defined editorial line: the fairs must be resolutely contemporary and exclusively reserved for professionals in the field of fine crafts. Exhibitors are carefully chosen, and the jury ensures that selected designers display a high level of know-how, and a remarkable artistic approach that is sure to thrill the public.

Selection prerequisites:

  • You must be included in the official Fine Crafts nomenclature.

  • Be conducting your activity in a professional capacity

  • Present a project with a refined and elegant scenography 

  • You must exhibit the following:
    • objects that are unique or produced in small series 
    • Works entirely designed and created in your own workshop 
    • Recent works
    • Exclusively contemporary works 
    • refonde, bold, elegant and original works 

A large and well-informed public

In 2019, 90.6% of exhibitors were “satisfied” to “very satisfied” with the quality of the visitor profile.

Résonance[s] boasts a unique atmosphere based on simplicity and generosity, and creates the ideal conditions for dialogue and exchanges between designers and the public.

A new attendance record was broken in 2019, with 21,000 visitors browsing the aisles of the fair: mostly private individuals, collectors and art and design enthusiasts with discerning, upscale tastes, but also an increasing amount of professionals (architects, galleries, museums and museum shops, furniture stores, specialised gift shops, hoteliers, interior decorators, marketing departments of large companies, fashion designers, etc.).

Widespread advertising

In 2019, 98.2% of exhibitors praised the fair’s advertising methods, with more than 200 media spin-offs.

Make the most of tailor-made communication tools and a targeted advertising plan to increase your visibility and reputation:

  • more than 350 advertising panels for the poster campaign 
  • the purchasing of advertising inserts in the specialized and professional press 
  • the purchasing of radio spots
  • editorials in regional, national and border press
  • the printing and distribution of nearly 90 000 advertising media
  • the creation of a new website devoted to the fair 
  • regular publications on social networks
  • one person specially devoted to the press conference and press relations follow-up 
  • direct marketing to CSP+ files
  • numerous promotional actions carried out upstream

A major economic event

In 2019, 57.1% of exhibitors made contact with professional customers, 95.1 % made direct sales during the fair, and 73.1% of them expect to receive orders after the fair.

75% of exhibitors say they are “satisfied” to “very satisfied” with their sales during the fair, with a 37% increase in the average turnover per exhibitor in 2019, which peaked at €5,600.

Every year, Résonance[s] is increasingly being seen as a real business trigger, an essential factor in the sector’s economy, as shown by the number of direct sales made by exhibitors during the last edition, which amounted to more than 1 million euros.

Manning a stand at the fair gives you the opportunity to engage in direct dialogue with a quality audience with high purchasing power, and to develop a new clientele and new markets in optimal conditions.

Beyond the general public, Résonance[s] allows you to meet major stakeholders in your market (collectors, architects, designers, decorators, galleries, boutiques, museums…) and thus extend your business and partner network.

Refined scenography

The scenography was approved by 98.3% of exhibitors in 2019.

Over an area of 6,000 m², Résonance[s] maintains top rate aesthetics through appealing scenography to provide exhibitors with a tailor-made and contemporary setting.

Pending the opening in 2022 of the new exhibition centre designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the 2020 fair is to be held in Hall 1 of the Exhibition Centre (Parc des Expositions) for the first time.

A highly specialized programme

To encourage people to reflect on the fine crafts, their inherent challenges and their evolution, Résonance[s] organizes a yearly series of conferences, all of which are great opportunities for the public to exchange and discover. Films are also screened, and live demonstrations give viewers an insight into the secret world of artistic gestures and fine crafts workshops. Finally, educational workshops for children are organized to allow them to handle the various materials in a concrete and fun way.
This programme is accompanied by other highlights, and culminates with the welcoming of a guest of honor and, for the first time in 2019, a group exhibition, which ended with an auction.

A skilled organiser

 

In 2019, 98.8% of exhibitors said they were “satisfied” to “very satisfied” with the welcome and the organisation.

Created and supported by frémaa since its inception in 2012, the Résonance[s] fair benefits from the skills and professionalism of an acknowledged professional organisation that puts its expertise at the service of this leading fair in the fine crafts sector. Created in 1996, frémaa now boasts more than 180 professionals in the fine crafts world admitted on the basis of the quality of their applications. Its purpose is to promote, represent, defend and enhance the economic development of its members. Thanks to its economic, cultural and training-related successes, it helps to extend the influence and development of the fine crafts sector.
Résonance[s]’ strength undeniably lies in the fact that the fair is organized by and for professionals in the fine crafts sector.
Every year, frémaa actively works behind the scenes to develop a new high-flying edition that confirms the fair’s privileged position in the world of design.

Strasbourg, an attractive city

  • Thanks to its border location, Strasbourg enjoys an exceptional geographical position at the crossroads of European economy.
  • Strasbourg lies at the heart of one of the wealthiest and most dynamic departments in France. Bas-Rhin is at the top of the list of departments that spend the most money on interior design.
  • As a European capital and a city that has been granted a “Ville et Métiers d’Art” quality label, Strasbourg is a privileged destination that enjoys undeniable economic and tourist appeal thanks to its strong cultural heritage.

Satisfied exhibitors

96.5% of exhibitors attending the 2019 edition said they were “satisfied” to “very satisfied” with the fair, and 91% of them intended to apply to attend the 2020 edition.

What some exhibitors had to say:

“Just a few words to thank you and all your team for your organisation, your professionalism, your cheerfulness, your reactivity, your listening skills, and for this tremendous fair! I was absolutely delighted to be here with you, and with this selection of skilled craftsmen, and the public is… extraordinary! The scenography is really great too. I’m happy to have shared this time with you, and I definitely intend to do it again!” Anne

“We want to thank you all for the beautiful experience of the Resonances Salon 2019. We have experienced the participation to several fairs and exhibitions for some years now, and we want to congratulate especially with your organization for the special care you dedicate to many aspects such as the elegance, the attention to the exhibitors’ confort and the care for the environmental issues. We liked this experience very much and probably we will submit our application also for next year edition”. Caterina and Norbert

Thank you for all the hard work you put into organising this fair, and congratulations to the whole team. The quality of such events encourages us and makes us want to go further! I was told that Résonance[s] was a reference, and it undoubtedly is. Many thanks!” Maëlenn

Services designed to meet your needs

  • Free access to the exhibitors’ car park
  • Free entry for your customers (both daily and permanent)
  • Fair posters and flyers
  • Your contact details on the website and the fair brochure
  • A credit card payment system for your customers
  • Free breakfast provided every morning
  • A private and convivial evening for exhibitors
  • 10% discount at the fair’s brasserie
  • A list of accommodation at negotiated rates
  • Partition walls: 2.80 m high and 1 m wide
  • White laminated panels
  • 300-watt halogen floodlights (number defined according to the size of the stand)
  • Stock storage space common to several stands 
  • Electrical supply
  • Adhesive sign
  • Grey carpet