Fondation Rémy Cointreau works to promote the transmission of savoir-faire.
Created in 2017 by the Group, its mission is to promote professional practices and perpetuate cultural and human heritage. In 2021, the Board of Directors renewed the mandate of Fondation Rémy Cointreau for 5 years, doubling its budget. The foundation now has a budget of 2 million euros, which it will distribute until 2027 in the public interest.
A foundation to promote the transmission of savoir-faire and excellence.
Since 2017, the foundation has supported 37 artisans to help them create and sustain their profession.
Fondation Rémy Cointreau has renewed its commitment to two organisations it has supported since 2018: the Association des Ateliers des Maîtres d’Art et leurs Élèves and the Bureau du Design, de la Mode et des Métiers d ‘Art (BDMMA).
Created in 2002, the Ateliers des Maîtres d ‘Art et leurs Élèves association has signed up to support the government initiative called Maîtres d ‘Art Élèves. The foundation supports this association in its initiatives to promote expert savoir-faire and its transmission.
BDMMA was established in 2005. It implements the City of Paris’ policy in favour of the artistic professions: fashion, design and crafts. The foundation accompanies this scheme as a patron of the Grands Prix de la Création of the City of Paris and the Prix du Savoir-faire en transmission.
In order to promote teaching of arts and crafts, Fondation Rémy Cointreau has joined forces with the Ecole Saint Eloi School and Campus Versailles.
offers CAP and BMA Art of Jewellery training courses, based on the training and educational project of the Les Ecoles de Production. It is aimed mainly at young people who have dropped out from the traditional education system. Social diversity is at the heart of the project.
welcomes students and raises public awareness of arts and crafts and design, horticulture and landscaping, heritage buildings, gastronomy and hospitality, service and tourism. This campus is a real ecosystem bringing together artisans, companies, teachers, trainers and students, whose objective is to disseminate the excellence of French savoir-faire worldwide.
Fondation Rémy Cointreau is committed to maintaining the arts and crafts tradition, but also to encouraging their future and innovation, as demonstrated by partnerships with the Comédie-Française and CPAMAL (Centre de Projection pour l’Art, les Métiers d’Art et le Luxe).
The Comédie-Française has a museum collection that has archived historical costumes since the mid-eighteenth century. The oldest piece in this collection is that of Alceste in Molière’s Le Misanthrope (staged in 1837). The restoration of this costume illustrates a desire to preserve an intangible heritage and transmit expert savoir-faire.
CPAMAL is a research centre that develops thermal spraying based on recycled materials (glass, shells, copper, etc.). It is used to insulate materials by depositing material in the form of microparticles projected at high temperature and at high speed.