Do you master any specific upholstery techniques?
I learned traditional savoir-faire through the different techniques and raw materials used. Maison Brazet is specialised, among other things, in the restoration of 18th-century furniture. One of my specialities is cladding furniture and more rarely, objects.
How is your craft linked to your home city?
Setting up your workshop in the heart of Paris means contributing to a cultural heritage linked to the craft that has always existed in this city. It also means working with the other players in the arts and crafts professions to build relationships of trust, and also an indispensable network for our crafts.
What are the projects you most enjoy doing?
The projects I am most enthusiastic about are those related to prototyping for designers or research. They constantly feed my savoir-faire. Between exchanges, questioning, discovering different worlds, searching for solutions, each project I work on has its own particularities. It enriches my practice.
Which was a memorable project?
The collaboration with the designer Samuel Tomatis. He brought me the dream project. He created soft materials made from a hundred percent algae (fully biodegradable materials) with an appearance similar to leather. I had to find solutions and adapt my techniques to work with these new materials for upholstery, leather goods or saddlery.