Jean-Luc Le Mounier, Hamada, FR, 2019

Jean-Luc Le Mounier, Hamada, FR, 2019

Jean-Luc Le Mounier employs a technique, before now only used in fine jewelry making, to achieve the glittering platinum facade of his scorched earth cabinet, titled Hamada. Enamel plates are made with a surface of copper foil on which several layers of black crystal are melted, producing a raw appearance. The plates are then finished with a thin layer of platinum.  Debuting this spring, Le Mounier continues his exploration of mixed metal work and natural textures.

French cabinetmaker Jean-Luc Le Mounier lives and works in Brittany (North-West of France). Le Mounier spent much of his childhood in his grandfather’s carpentry workshop where he would craft tiny pieces of furniture with the tools and materials he could find there. Fascinated with wood, he started his training as a cabinetmaker in 1995. In 2003, Le Mounier opened his own workshop where he could express his passion and explore the many possibilities of crafting unique furniture design.

In his Dinard workshop, in the heart of his native Brittany, Le Mounier now conducts of team of master craftsmen to create elegant and graphic furniture deeply rooted in tradition with decidedly modern motifs. Together, they create singular pieces of precision design, harmoniously mixing rare woods with precious metals. The high level of attention to detail in both construction and design is a testimony to Le Mournier’s audacity and sensibility. Drawing inspiration from natural elements, art, fashion, and architecture the works mix strength of form with a lexicon of uncommon details and imagery that is both graphic and elegant. The broad range of woods and metals used, which can be as diverse as sycamore, ebony, bronze, steel, enamel, or sand, as well as the unpredictable way in which Le Mounier manipulates them, sets the artist apart.

brushed black stainless steel, ebony, enamel, platinum
38h x 91w x 17d in
96.52h x 231.14w x 43.18d cm

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