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Bruno de Maistre

  • Les Ateliers BdM, Créations et Ebénisterie d’art
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Auffargis, France
  • Master Artisan
Bruno de Maistre Cabinetmaker
Contact
French, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 698148271
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Finding joy in woodworking

  • • Bruno started his career in advertising
  • • He studied woodworking at the age of 30
  • • He set up BdM in 2011, a year after graduating

Bruno de Maistre isn’t your typical craftsman: having worked in communication and advertising for several years, he decided at the age of 30 to go back to school to study cabinetmaking. He was motivated by a longing to reconnect with manual work and creativity, an aspect he describes as the core element of his DNA. Working with exceptional products and materials is a joy he experiences now daily, as well as the encounters with people and the opportunity to use the communication skills he developed in his previous career. This duality gives him the chance to experience the full process of creating objects and discussing them with other people, whether clients for a bespoke piece, or other craftspeople to develop their art by collaborating on new topics.

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Works

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Chess tables

Containing multiple drawers and secret storage, this table was made for a chess game collector: 30 drawers for storing games, 4 secret drawers, 1 showcase, and 2 game boards that slide and lift up using a system of pistons. Using 4 different types of wood - oak, mahogany, etimoe and sycamore, this custom made table is a real technical prowess.

Length 110 cm
Width 65 cm
Height 45 cm

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Amaranth desk

This amaranth desk, inspired by the Louis XVI style, is a true working instrument, designed for the comfort of writing. A creation inviting the dialogue between technique and art. This desk with a flip-top writing desk that swivels to write or type on a keyboard provides a comfortable angle. 4 integrated drawers of which 2 are secret. It is made from oak and amaranth.

Length 140 cm
Width 80 cm
Height 72 cm

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Bureau Lyrique

A patented creation by Ateliers BdM, this piece embodies the elegance of the Louis XV style and the fluidity of contemporary lines. Between fixed fabric and voluptuous wood, this desk plays with materials and physics. The fabric becomes a solid material, with a shine that underlines its patterns. It wraps, structures and underlines the lines of the furniture, while the wood becomes light and supple.

Length 160 cm
Width 88 cm
Height 81 cm

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Bureau Lyrique

This piece with organic curves embodies both the elegance of the Louis XV style and the fluidity of contemporary lines. It draws the sinuosity of its curves from a past style. The fabric becomes a solid material. It wraps, structures and underlines the lines of the piece of furniture, while the hornbeam wood becomes light and supple.

Length 160 cm
Width 88 cm
Height 81 cm

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La Lampe Itinéraire

This creation is an artistic expression between sculpture and woodworking. A slender movement defies weightlessness, it is inspired by the shape of a coiled wooden chip that rises with the lightness of smoke. This assembly of different wood species is the result of the meeting of contemporary and traditional cabinetmaking techniques. It tells the story of a young man who, through wood, takes his flight.

Height 130 cm

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