Campus MaNa is a professional training center for creators,
in Burgundy on 40 hectares of nature

With matali crasset

From 17/11/2023 to 19/11/2023

The Program

Learning objectives

During the training, the participants will leverage theoretical and practical resources to conceive and fabricate a project within a given context.

The participants will develop the following abilities:

  • Ability to build a collective project
  • Ability to envision creative solutions while considering a context
  • Ability to integrate different functionalities into a single device
  • Ability to create under "emergency" circumstances
  • Basic knowledge of metalworking (depending on the chosen group)
  • Basic knowledge of carpentry (depending on the chosen group)

Content of the program

The project aims to invite a solar oven to a garden “table d'hôte”.

How can we give it a place by fixing it onto the same structure that accommodates us for our gathering?

Close to us, as an essential part of the setup.

How can we demonstrate our commitment to creating long-lasting moments?

How can we make use of slow cooking methods for the collective?

How can we propose other rituals to generate energy?

How can we transform them into festive occasions?

The workshop will begin with a collaborative effort to collectively define a scenario for usage and life.

Then, two groups will be formed: one to build the metal solar oven using thin layers of aluminum.

The other to create the structure of the table and benches, which should have a unique design and should be made of wood.


With matali crasset


Matali crasset

"Bringing something to people rather than doing design."

Matali Crasset, a globally recognized French designer, combines art, anthropology, and social aspects in her approach to design. She prioritizes creating connections between individuals and their environment. With a career spanning 30 years, she has worked on various projects ranging from architecture to scenography, as well as the design of objects and public spaces. Her works are exhibited in prestigious institutions and are part of significant design collections. She deeply analyzes each project, challenging assumptions to reveal their creative potential. She values local resources, community participation, and workshops in collaboration with educational institutions. Matali Crasset is personally involved in every stage of design and creation, with a studio that promotes an individualized approach. She collaborates with the industry to create accessible design and promotes French know-how. She designs inclusive urban public spaces, welcoming living environments, and child-centered spaces focused on development. In addition to her design work, she is dedicated to teaching and knowledge transfer. Her approach integrates an artistic dimension, emphasizing creativity and aesthetic experience.

Teaching and knowledge transfer

Matali Crasset sees her role as a designer as being rooted in knowledge transfer. She has given over two hundred conferences worldwide, has been teaching at HEAD Geneva since 2010, and participates in numerous symposiums and juries.

Some examples include being a professor at ENS Paris-Saclay from 2017 to 2019 for the project "L'Atelier des communs" and a workshop at NID in Ahmedabad, India.

Where to see, read, and understand Matali's work

Rizzoli Editions published a monograph in 2012 tracing her career (in French by Norma Editions). Recently, Les presses du Réel published "TITLE," a book of drawings created during the spring 2020 lockdown.

France Culture has produced several programs, including a series of five recordings for "A voix nue" by Camille Juza in 2018 and a masterclass hosted by Arnaud Laporte in 2017.

A 52-minute documentary film was made in 2019 by Rémy Batteault, produced by Cocottes minute and co-produced by the Centre Pompidou for France 5.

Some clients

Alessi - Atelier Luma, Arles - Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea - Cent Quatre, Paris - Centre Pompidou, Paris - Consortium Museum, Dijon - CHU Angers - Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris - Crous - ENS Paris Saclay - Fondation Martell, Cognac - Frac Champagne Ardennes, Reims - Hermès - Ikea - Maison Berger - Manufacture de Sèvres - Médiakiosk / Jean-Claude Decaux - Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris - National Museum of Singapore - Power station of art, Shanghai - Philharmonie de Paris - Ville de Dijon - Ville d'Istres - Ville de Rennes - Ville de Genève - Ville de Paris.

Les Ateliers Poyaudins, wood craftsmen

The Ateliers Poyaudins is a carpentry workshop operating in the furniture, interior design, professional training, and building carpentry sectors. It was founded in 2017 in Saint-Fargeau by Clément Chen and Émilie Scarfiglieri. This artisanal company operates on a cooperative basis. Since the end of its third year, the primary professional objective has been achieved: working exclusively with wood. The focus for the coming years will be to establish a sustainable model of vertical integration of operations, from tree to finished product.


Tristan Colafrancesco , metalwork artist

Tristan Colafrancesco studied metal, first with a degree in metalwork with the Compagnons du Devoir, and in the company Metafer (a Living Heritage Company) from 2011 to 2013. Then, he obtaines a second certificate but this time, in artistic ironwork in 2014 at the lycée Montchalet in Varzy.

He gained experience while working at Heritage restoration companies, artistic metalworks, industrial metalwork, and contemporary metalwork companies. Trained in all metalworking processes, he approaches projects from a panoramic perspective, working on production projects of various types.

In 2017 he created the Ateliers Cola, working since then with various designers on furniture, installations and custom-made objects.


  • Workshop activities (metal, wood) take place in equipped facilities with professional machinery, including an introduction to tool operations, initiation to their safe usage, access to classrooms, and a large versatile space.
  • Materials will be provided.
  • Pedagogical distribution: 70% practical work, 30% theoretical input.
  • Active participation and experimentation by participants are encouraged.
  • Technical skills acquisition in either wood or metal, depending on the chosen working group.

Evaluation follow-up and modalities

  • Individual and collective exchange sessions will be provided.

The trainees will be assessed based on:

  • Their involvement throughout the training.
  • The originality of their proposals and their creativity.
  • Their ability to work in a group.
  • Their ability to present and communicate their work (collective presentation).

An attendance sheet will be signed for each half-day.

Certificate of completion issued by Campus MaNa.

Duration and method of organization:

Target audience:
Self-taught or graduate of the discipline - the experience is assessed during the admission process.
Step 1: Sending a portfolio and a CV Step 2: Validation of the application by the admission board, ensuring the compatibility between the profile and the requirements of the program.
From 17/11/2023 to 19/11/2023
3 days
9h-13h / 14h-18h
at Campus Mana
Group size:
15 participants maximum
3900€ TTC
This rate includes the cost of the training, accommodation with full board, materials, and personal protective equipment.

Agenda :

Location :

Campus MaNa Domaine du Croisil, Le Croisil, 89350 Champignelles France

Accessibility :

For any disability situation, please contact us to consider the feasibility.

Access period :

Up to 15 days before the workshop depending on availability.
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