Drawing from the depths of an ideal past, the Atelier Carlès Demarquet creates objects whose utility is intuitive without being obvious. Transforming wood from its primary material to evoke the mineral, animal, vegetable, the coral reef or the seashell, Carlès Demarquet’s pieces are both contemporary and timeless.
From their workshop in Marseille, the two artisans work to sustain a tradition of woodworking that is deeply embedded in the mediterranean way of life. In one of a kind or in limited series, they conceive of and create objects and furniture that are at once modern and timeless, sun-dappled and aquatic. A collection of objects that could have belonged to a long-lost or imagined civilization, that reveals itself slowly to those who know how to look.