Applications for exhibitors 2024 are open until 30th April.


Reasons for exhibiting

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




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.
2023, 98 % of exhibitors were satisfied or very satisfied with the exhibitors selection. 

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 creators display a high level of know-how, and a remarkable artistic approach that is sure to thrill the public.

Selection prerequisites:

  • You must practise a craft included in the official Fine Crafts nomenclature
  • Be conducting your activity in a professional capacity and as main activity
  • 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

The 2024 selections will be made by the following panel of experts:

A large and well-informed public

In 2023, 99 % of exhibitors were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the frequentation and 93.3 % with the quality of the visitor profile.

In 2023, 75% of visitors said they would come every year, 90% would come back next year and 98% would recommend the fair.

2023 edition © Yves Trotzier

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

Many visitors come to the fair every year, 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.).

With nearly 20,500 visitors in 2023, résonance[s] stands out as THE major appointment for all lovers of unique and beautiful hand-made objects as well as for professionnals includind decorators, interior designers, hotel owners, all those insearch of outstanding contemporary fine crafts.
It offers fine crafts workers the opportunity to meet an interested, well-informed and highly potential clientele.

A few visitors testimonials :

An impeccable presentation, some wonderful surprises, a polished scenography: the exhibition of the year for the eyes and the heart. Thank you!

“A magnificent fair! I’ve been coming to marvel at it for years, but this year’s fair was unique. Such a wealth of expertise, inventiveness, finesse and creativity… Well done to the artists and organisers.”


Widespread advertising

In 2023, 99.3 % of exhibitors praised the fair’s advertising methods. 

© Yves Trotzier

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

  • important outdoor campaign with nearly 400 posters and 20 digital screens displayed
  • distribution of over 87,500 printed communication media
  • a website dedicated to the fair, which recorded nearly 25,000 visits during the month of the event
  • regular publications on social networks (on résonance[s] and frémaa accounts)
  • sending out press documents and monitoring press relations, follow-up of press contacts
  • advertising inserts in the specialized professional regional and national press
  • sending email campaigns to our visitor database and to the press
  • direct Marketing on file to AB+ targets
  • numerous in advance promotional actions (teaser shown in cinemas, etc.)

A major economic event

In 2023, 93.9 % made direct sales during the fair, and 78.4 % of the exhibitors made interesting contacts likely to result in subsequent orders.

81 % of exhibitors say they are “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their sales during the fair.

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 commercial impact with an average turnover per exhibitor in 2023, which peaked at €6,555.

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 99.3 % of exhibitors in 2023.

Over an area of 6,100 m², résonance[s] maintains top rate aesthetics through appealing scenography to provide exhibitors with a tailor-made and contemporary setting.

See the stand examples 2023

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 a thematic group exhibition.

A skilled organiser


In 2023, 100 % of exhibitors said they were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the welcome and the organisation.

A frémaa-certified 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 165 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 creation.

Frémaa team
© Nicola De Rienzo

A passionate team by your side

With more than 25 years experience in the events and arts and crafts sector, frémaa will be delighted to help you prepare for the fair with complete peace of mind. A team that is human, qualified and ready to listen, that will commit itself fully to your side and put its skills at the service of your success at résonance[s].

There’s nothing to complain about – the frémaa team has put a lot of thought into organising this fair. It’s really very comfortable for the exhibitors.”
Tissage de Séquanie, weaver

Thank you for the team’s commitment, and for your professionalism, which is rare in the organisation of craft fairs. It was another great event, thanks to you!”
Pattrice, cutler

Strasbourg, an attractive city

© Bartosch Salmanski
  • 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.
  • Since 2022, Strasbourg has had a magnificent Exhibition Centre designed by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, with a glass and wood façade and a long interior nave.

Satisfied exhibitors

96 % of exhibitors attending the 2023 edition said they were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the fair, and 91 % of them intended to apply to attend the 2024 edition.

© Yves Trotzier

What some exhibitors had to say:

“I’m very satisfied with the organisation of the fair, its overall quality and its coherence. For me, it’s the best arts and crafts fair in France. “ 
Atelier Le Traon

“Over the years, résonance[s] has become the benchmark French fair for fine crafts, both for the quality of its exhibitors and the quality of its informed, amateur and enthusiastic public. I would like nothing more than to see this highly demanding approach maintained, and I would like to congratulate the frémaa team on their exceptional work” 

Services designed to meet your needs

  • Free entry for your customers (both daily and permanent, electronic and paper)
  • Fair posters and flyers
  • Your contact details on the website and the fair brochure
  • Free breakfast provided every morning
  • A private and convivial evening for exhibitors
  • A list of accommodation at negotiated rates
  • White laminated panels: 2.80 m high and 1 m wide
  • 30W LED floodlights (number defined according to the size of the stand)
  • Stock storage space common to several stands 
  • Electrical supply
  • Adhesive sign
  • Grey carpet

An eco-labelled fair

Arts and crafts convey strong values and invite us to live and consume differently. For this reason, résonance[s] wanted to become more involved in an eco-responsible approach to sustainable development through the certification of the fair as an eco-event, by Éco-Manifestations Alsace (EMA).
The fair is proud to have already been awarded Label 1, but the aim is to reach the criteria for the higher labels as quickly as possible, and thus limit the impact of the fair as much as possible. Both the organisers and all those involved in the fair are fully committed to achieving this.