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The Foundation / Criteria for excellence Competence

"Competence is when we respond in the right way to the task that we're facing. I don't think competence is equal to excellence: I think it's the basis of excellence. Also, competence in relationships with clients, suppliers, and the media is very important for the metiers d'art."

Gérard Desquand is one of France’s few remaining heraldic engravers. He was named Maître d’art in 2006. He studied and later taught at the École Estienne in Paris, and now works with major jewellers, fashion houses and private clients to develop bespoke, historical and deeply personal engravings.

Gérard Desquand
Master tailor
www.desquand.fr

Criteria for excellence

Competence

"Competence is when we respond in the right way to the task that we're facing. I don't think competence is equal to excellence: I think it's the basis of excellence. Also, competence in relationships with clients, suppliers, and the media is very important for the metiers d'art."

Gérard Desquand is one of France’s few remaining heraldic engravers. He was named Maître d’art in 2006. He studied and later taught at the École Estienne in Paris, and now works with major jewellers, fashion houses and private clients to develop bespoke, historical and deeply personal engravings.

Gérard Desquand
Master tailor
www.desquand.fr