Craft Thinking means Métiers Rares putting the intelligence of craftsmen and craftswomen at the service of the problems of creation, training, prototyping, production and communication of the houses of excellence. 

Thanks to an exceptional network of craftsmen and manufacturers, combines the Métiers Rares right expertise with the right issues and creates a methodology to move forward.

Métiers Rares devotes part of its profits to making the spirit of rare trades heard and to spreading their values of excellence, creativity, transmission and fraternity.
Discover the podcast, the Think Tank, the conferences and publications The Craft Project

In all the missionsMétiers Rares, the craftsmen are quoted, well paid (with down payments and on delivery) and accompanied to make the most of their work. By trusting us, the houses of excellence subscribe to The Craft Project charter which promotes a fertile and respectful relationship between the art workshops and their clients.

The Studio Métiers Rares puts its expertise in fine crafts at the service of the Houses of Excellence.

  • Sourcing of craftsmen
  • 3D design
  • Prototyping
  • Production/relocation in France (packaging, gifting, set design, furniture)
  • Strategy for the development of internal know-how: training and communication
  • Training / strategic inspiration on know-how to relocate or internalize rare gestures.
  • HNWI customer experiences around know-how
  • Story-telling on know-how (film, podcast, texts)

Raphaëlle Le Baud

A graduate of Sciences Po Paris, Raphaëlle fell into the arts and crafts in 2010 when she took over and developed the Maison d'éventails Duvelleroy (labeled in 2012 Entreprise du patrimoine vivant) with Eloise Gilles.
She co-founded Mayaro in 2015 to design a Parisian laboratory for the arts and crafts.
She is a jury member of the Banque Populaire foundation for the arts and crafts and author of several publications on the sector.
She has a network of craftsmen in all disciplines.
She created the podcast The Craft Project and the Think Tank of the same name to think about the future of the crafts.

In 2018, it is founding Métiers Rares to create fertile bridges between its ever-renewed network of craftsmen and women and the Houses of Excellence, whose expectations and language it knows well.
She surrounds herself with a team of independent talents who are as passionate as she is and in tune with the values of the crafts: excellence, transmission, creativity.

Pierre Salagnac

Bronzier of art, sculptor, 3D designer Pierre Salagnac is a craftsman who is keen on innovation and transmission. He accompanies Métiers Rares in sourcing, design, 3D conception, prototyping and training. He is also the co-pilot of the Craft Project.


Graduated from Penninghen, Geronimo is a photographer, director, composer, Geronimo assists Métiers Raresin the creation of content on rare trades.


Papergram is a graphic communication agency. They provide support Métiers Rares for illustrations, digital content, website and communication.

Philippe Calvayrach

Philippe Calvayrach is a sound engineer. He assists Métiers Rares in the editing and mixing of audio content, starting with The Craft Project podcasts.