Created in 2011 for my graduation project from Ecole Boulle, the Genèse Armchair is a modern, structural and technical piece of furniture made of composite materials.
My challenge for this armchair was to create contemporary furniture in our modern society by using powerful materials intended rather for aeronautics or advanced technologies.
I also wanted to create a link between the different periods and design movements, a kind of brief history of styles. So I reproduced an Art Deco piece of furniture that Raymond Gillet made in 1933 which earned him the title of Best Craftsman in France. The greatest technical difficulty of this armchair – already very complex in 1933 – was implementing the curves. I allowed myself a certain amount of freedom in the design to rework the shape of the armchair while preserving the essence of its identity; above all, I chose carbon fiber to provide great resistance and incredible lightness and Corian, a white resin for contrast.
This armchair earned me the jury’s highest honors and I graduated top of my class with a mark of 20/20. After graduating from the Ecole Boulle I marketed it with the maison parisienne gallery, producing a limited series of 12.