The creation process starts in the woods in Châtillon-sur-Seine (21), Burgundy. The trees come from sustainably managed forests. I use mostly oaks, but also maples, beech trees and ash trees.

I seek the closest contact with the natural material. My technique of direct carving, on-site, is a blend of logging and sculpture. The shaping of a piece is done for a large part using traditional tools (draw knife, adze, spokeshave). Axes are replaced by chain saws, which I use to rough out the piece from the undressed timber.

The process continues in my workshop in Arcueil (94), just outside Paris. I use a specific technique for the drying of thick pieces of wood. For the finishing, I use biodegradable products. I also perform operations of bleaching, superficial burning and wood ebonization.

制作过程

作品的制作从法国勃垦丁地区Chatillon-sur-seine的树林里开始,该地区的树林一直以来都得到了良好的可持续管理。我主要使用的木材是橡木,也有枫木、榉木和白腊木。

在制作中,我保持着和原材料--树木最近的距离。我所采用的直接砍伐的技术可以说是伐木和雕刻的融合。制作大部分的时候所用的工具都是传统的木工工具,比如刨刀、横口斧和短刨。唯一用到的现代化工具是电锯,用来代替斧头在树干上裁出大致的家具形状。

之后的制作工序会在我位于巴黎大区Arcueil的工作室里完成。首先初步裁出形状的家具会使用适合较厚木材的干燥方式。后面的细加工中使用的所有产品都是可生物降解的环保产品。我也会在成品上做一些进一步的装饰:熏黑、上色等。