I became a lumberjack.
In the contact of foresters in Burgundy, I developed particular techniques to sketch the forms in situ, straight from grapes. In this silvicultural environment, I was brought to meet owners of forest, foresters, local sawmills and agents of the French National Forestry Office. A whole world the existence of which I knew, but which was distant when I practiced as cabinet maker. In my previous activity, the wood was a material; today it is a raw material. A starting point, and also what holds the first place.
This return to the source also pushed me towards the strictest working drawing in the shape. Certainly I was influenced by the architects with whom I worked. But this taste for the minimalism, if he expresses himself in the design of my creations today, is also a principle which applies to the manufacturing process. I adopted a light equipment , without any machine of workshop, and my equipment is globally simpler than that of a small joinery. I use primitive techniques of direct size, the by replacing simply axes by chain saws, but with the objective to create, in a raw material, tamed, contemporary objects.