I have always wanted to do a job about which I was passionate;
a year before the baccalaureate I decided to study at a school
of cabinet-making in the Sarthe with the idea of entering an
artistic and manual world. I managed to pass the CAP
(Certificat d’Aptitude Professionelle) exam in cabinet-making
and the BEP (Brevet d’Etudes Professionnelles) in
joinery-layout in a single year. Pleased with how with my
studies were going, I went on to do a further two years in
Thiviers where I was awarded the BMA (Brevet des Métiers
d’Art) in cabinet-making. I then worked for three years in a
joinery company in order to save the money to set up my own
workshop and eventually was sufficiently equipped to be able
to create my own business in October 2013.
A unique design.
Out of love for my job and a taste for designing, I only make
contemporary, high-quality pieces. Each piece has been
imagined, drawn and made with a constant eye to originality,
technical perfection and visual harmony.
I want to bring a new image to cabinet-making whilst
preserving traditional techniques. Cabinet-making involves a
variety of skills such as sculpting, turning and marquetry
using different techniques and a variety of materials. One of
the original aspects of my work is the use of photos which I
blend into table tops or the facade of a cupboard like a
fingerprint. Each piece is signed and numbered and never
produced in a series larger than ten.
Philosophy My work has to be elegant and harmonious. My creations are
made using local woods and precious species such palissander,
ebony and rosewood. I also introduce other elements into my
work such as leather, metal, glass, bone, mother-of-pearl or
more modern materials like resin or textiles.
Using unusual materials in my pieces is fascinating but
requires a lot of research in terms of knowing how to work
with these elements and how to integrate them into the wood.
Finally, I use macro photography, generally of images of
nature in colour or black and white, printed on metal plaques
for optimal quality and durability.