Paris

2009

Paris
In relation to my exhibition project "My Precious" I decided to travel to Paris to study "Galuchat". This is an ancient technique using the skins of the Stingray. The technique was used a lot in the 1920 in the Art Deco period.
I used this opportunity to visit some museums and study this furniture and also I was fortunate to be able to visit some of the most skill full cabinetmakers remaining in Paris. The trip would not have been the same without the help from the Danish Cabinetmaker Anna Østrup, who had a workshop in Paris at that time.

Examples of Art Deco furniture with Galuchat, from the Musee des Arts Decoratifs
Les fils de J.George is where to buy the Galuchat skins
The workshop of Mr. Jean Perfettini
The workshop of Ludwig et Dominique
The workshop of Reinold Fils
The tool shop "Gaignard Millon"

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