Dimitry Hlinka


Spring 2022

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Nicolas Bruzel

Dimitry Hlinka

Dimitry Hlinka

  • Craft & Design
  • Cities
  • Miami
" I would like to work on a subject close to my heart that I have never had the chance to deal with in my career – the living world "

Dimitry Hlinka studied cabinetmaking and marquetry, before receiving training in design. This remarkable path has helped him develop a fertile dialogue between craftsmanship and design through his deep understanding of techniques and materials. He has made himself known through calls for proposals, residency workshops, competitions, and exhibitions, in which his prototypes have stood out for their French spirit of innovation.


In 2015, he joined the Ateliers de Paris incubator and enjoyed support in creating his workshop, Atelier-Hlinka. Through several residencies, at Taiwan’s NTCRI, in Kyoto (Japan) for the “Takumi Know-How” project, and in the French départment of Tarn for the stonework association Granit et pierres du Sidobre, he was able to develop a special focus on interactions between know-how, techniques, and fine materials. He has made use of this by responding to contemporary concerns, creating markedly singular objects he designs and makes himself.

The Bettencourt Schueller Foundation is supporting Dimitry Hlinka's residency, as sponsors of 'Design and Craft' Villa Albertine residencies. He and Nicolas Pinon were awarded the 2020 Prix pour l’intelligence de la main (Dialogues) of the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller—a prestigious award in craftsmanship.


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Bettencourt Schueller Foundation

As a family foundation and a public-interest foundation at the same time, the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller has chosen to “take talents to the top” to contribute to France’s success and influence. To this end, the Foundation seeks, selects, supports and promotes women and men who are rethinking our future in three fields that make a tangible difference to the common good: life sciences, the arts and an inclusive society. The Bettencourt-Schueller Foundation and Villa Albertine have committed to a bold five-year plan to promote French artists and designers in the United States, while helping new residents travel to French villas all over the world. The Foundation is a founding patron of this residency program, which aligns with the philanthropic mission it has promoted for the past 20 years in support of artistic professions.

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Mobilier national

Mobilier National's mission is to ensure the conservation and restoration of its collections resulting of purchases and orders. Back in the time they used to be designed for royal and imperial residences, and today for the official palaces of the French Republic. These collections are made up of more than 130,000 furniture and textile objects. 

The Mobilier national has seven restoration workshops - tapestry, carpets, upholstery and decorative tapestry, seat carpentry, cabinetmaking and bronzeware.

The national factories of Gobelins, Beauvais and La Savonnerie, as well as the lace workshops of Alençon and Le Puy-en-Velay are attached to the administration of the Mobilier national.

The institution has also a research and creation workshop - the ARC - to promote creation and contemporary design in official buildings. 600 prototypes from a hundred designers have been produced in over 50 years. 

The services of the Mobilier national and the national manufactures embody the prestige of French tradition, the excellence of exceptional know-how and the vitality of artistic creation and contemporary design.



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