Why did you choose this craft?
I actually created my craft, nourished by my personal experience. I did not imagine becoming an artisan, I followed my instincts and they led me to where I was meant to be. My studies have brought me a lot and still serve me; even if I am no longer an interior architect, I create mainly for them.
How is your craft linked to your homeland?
It is linked through the history of paper in France over the centuries, and through the very essence of paper, its French 'ingredients'. The paper I use is 100 percent French, made from river water and cotton, linen and hemp rags. There are very few paper mills left in France, unfortunately.
© Frédéric Baron-Morin
What's the most memorable moment of your career so far?
The first time I cut into a sheet of paper, just after my graduation. My father had given me several scalpels that he used in his career as a stomatologist. I bought watercolour paper in 640g satin grain and I let my imagination guide my hand.
What inspires you?
Nature is an inexhaustible source of inspiration, from where I draw ideas for shapes, textures and movements. The play of light and transparency, and all those moments you cannot capture but only admire... It constantly nourishes my desire to try to capture those sensations.