Atelier Francois Pouenat presents Series 1, a collection of 8 pieces by Paul Loebach, Fredrick Paulsen and Fabien Capello with and under the artistic direction of POOL. The exhibition highlights the know-how and technical excellence of the Atelier, which constantly reinvents itself by taking inspiration from new techniques, by creating its own tools. To show the true relation, the proximity, to see the complicity between the maker and the designers, this exhibition simply bet on the authenticity.This balance and this seducing collaboration give birth to very successful pieces.
Pool and Atelier Francois Pouenat met in 2012 and this connection very quickly turned into a regular collaboration.
Francois Pouenat entrusted them with the identity of his catalog and his website, then the artistic direction of his collection project by asking them to invite new designers to join his world.
POOL Artistic Direction
Pool imagines a project to highlight the wideness of the Atelier talents and looks for the most advanced designers to express this know-how.
Léa Padovani and Sébastien Kieffer convinced Paul Loebach, Fredrik Paulsen and Fabien Capello to follow them in the conception and design of pieces highlighting the work of metal.
Coming from the Ecole des Compagnons du Devoir and the Tour de France, François Pouenat represents the fifth generation of blacksmiths who has been perpetuating the profession for more than 130 years.
As a living heritage company, the Atelier Francois Pouenat works on classified as historical monuments and with major Parisian and foreign decorators.