Geoffroy graduated in cabinetmaking from the St Luc School in Tournai (Belgium). He then served in the military at the Musée de la Marine in Paris as a model maker. He then set up as a restorer of antique furniture and woodwork. Armande, a graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in Dijon, helped him in the reconstitution of marquetry on the furniture he restores. They quickly turned to the creation of abstract and figurative marquetry.
Having wood as a means of expression - like a painter has their palette - we don't choose it solely for its chromatic qualities, but also for its texture, grain, and design. We seek that which will convey both material and movement.
Although marquetry consists of the juxtaposition of veneers according to a design, their experience and skill have enabled them to master this art, while developing it further through the choice of woods, the precision of their cuts and their assembly. Their work is completed by shading with hot sand, if necessary, followed by highly sophisticated engraving. This enables them to depict all kinds of motifs for various supports: panels or volumes. They work in close collaboration with their clients, constructing real-life compositions with objects that symbolize the history of a family or personality, its career, tastes, passions, or that of a company, institution... They then propose a design from which they create the marquetry. After the many necessary steps, they complete their work by engraving the texts, portraits and scores, logos.
Lauréat de la récompense Talents d’exception du Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l'Intelligence de la Main® 2000