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Léa Pack, Cabinet-maker & Designer

 
   

Background
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.

 
    

Activity
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.

 
    

Léa Pack
Cabinet-maker & Designer
La Douelle
24 230 Montazeau
France
Tel : +33 (0)13 81 26 15
Email : leapack8@yahoo.fr  
Website : www.leapack-design.fr



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