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If I were…with Nathalie & Christian

In this “ENCOUNTERS” section, we are honouring people who share the vision of Les Racines du Ciel, whether they are partners, collaborators, friends, artists or simply in tune with the way we look at our profession, our epoch. To launch this section, we are ready to play ‘If I were?’ Les Racines du Ciel style!

IF YOU WERE A SEASON?

Christian : Spring.
Nathalie : I love spring, it’s the renewal. I watch out for the flowers and buds in my little garden.

IF YOU WERE A MATERIAL?

Christian : Water.
Nathalie : Earth.

IF YOU WERE A CHARACTER IN THE ROOTS OF HEAVEN BOOK?

Christian : Morel, clearly.
Nathalie : Morel, of course. He is the guardian angel of the elephants. He tirelessly explains why it is important to stop killing elephants. Besides, I would like to meet the Black Mambas in South Africa one day. These are women’s teams fighting against poaching in the Balule Reserve. They, too, are guardian angels.

IF YOU WERE AN ITEM IN THE CURRENT COLLECTION?

Christian : A little round-necked sweater in black.
Nathalie : A basic v-neck sweater that I wear tirelessly like a second skin. Above all, our collection responds to a simple need: to clothe ourselves.

IF YOU WERE A MOMENT IN THE DAY?

Christian : Breakfast, my moment of inner peace.
Nathalie : The end of the day, I relax after my work and let my mind wander.

IF YOU WERE A PHOTO?

Christian : A Bauhaus photo taken in Dessau.
Nathalie : A Gregory Colbert photo taken in Namibia that I have at home and which shows a cheetah and a child.

IF YOU WERE A QUALITY?

Christian : Altruism.
Nathalie : Sensibility. It causes me problems.

IF YOU WERE A COUNTRY?

Christian : An imaginary country that brings them all together. A kind of Babel.
Nathalie : I lived in Japan for a long time and that is a bit like my second home.
However, in the latest stages of my life, I have turned towards Africa.

IF YOU WERE AN ANIMAL?

Christian : An eagle, a giraffe, a dolphin, a cat.
Nathalie : An elephant, a feline, a monkey, a robin, an earthworm etc. They are all my brothers…

IF YOU WERE A MOTTO?

Christian : I love Goethe’s about the one who dreams the impossible.
Nathalie : Leave as little trace as possible on the planet.