My furniture (chair, benche, coffee-table and lighting) are directly carved in tree trunks. They are sculpted out of a single piece of wood, without any assembling: they are monoxyla. 




The process

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.





"Less is more"

The style is contemporary and uncluttered, so that the intrinsic qualities of the material may come to the fore. Clean, limpid design gives center stage to the natural patterns of the tree – veins, annual rings, variations of colour and fine structure. The simplicity of the form exposes the richness of the texture. Chairs and tables are stated firmly but concisely. In being functional and minimalist, the furniture aims at a kind of transparency that reveals the tree’s powerful presence. Its feel; its density; its smell.

"Less is more"



Values at work

Both the making and the sourcing are local and energy-efficient. The finishing products are eco-friendly and used sparingly: the furniture must be able to breathe. I go and choose each of my trees in the forest, based on the piece it can inspire.

The time spent working on each individual object pays homage to the singularity of the tree it came from, and to the time this tree took to grow.

Each piece is signed and numbered, because it is unique: it bears the original features of a living material

Some of the furniture is available in stock, or can be reproduced in small series. Objects can also be custom-made.







France has the third forest in Europe and the department of Côtes d'Or in Burgundy, is the fourth largest metropolitan forest department, with a forest of 270,000 acres of hardwoods. 

The manufacture of a single chair, produces more energy than it consumes. Assuming the use of wood as a penny heating, production of a chair produce approximately 450 kwh.
Wood from thinning in private and State-owned ranges. Trees have a certificate of traceability.

Wood captures CO2 and releases no volatile component.



勃垦丁地区的Côte-d’or省的森林面积达27万公顷,位于法国大陆的第四位。 其实,假设制作椅子所产生的废料用来发电,那么它大约可以产生450kwh的能量。

所以可以说一张椅子的诞生消耗的能量要比它产生的能量少。 用来制作椅子的树木都来自于为了保持树林可持续发展的疏伐,每一棵树都有可追踪证书。