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© Julien Lagueste
© Julien Lagueste
© Julien Lagueste
© Julien Lagueste

Julien Lagueste

Julien Lagueste Woodworker
Contact
French, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 660185684
© Julien Lagueste

The sea in his hands

  • • Julien received his degree in interior design from Lyon’s CREAD Institute
  • • He creates unique tables using wood and resin
  • • His work both reflects and invites reflection

A smooth, weather-worn seaside stone; layers of blue in a tranquil lagoon: Julien Lagueste’s nature-inspired creations combine wood and resin to bring the deep blue hues and serenity of the sea into a living space. Julien designs and produces his tables almost completely by hand. “I imagine each one as a blend of function and sculpture. Each piece is completely unique, like a painting,” he says. His special process of superimposing five layers of resin to create a tabletop means that no two tables will ever be the same. “Each layer dries separately and is influenced by temperature and other external conditions. This means there is an element of chance in the process, that works alongside the mastery of the craftsmanship.”

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Works

  • © Julien Lagueste
  • © Julien Lagueste
  • © Julien Lagueste
Photo: © Julien Lagueste
Les Antilles

These sculptural coffee tables were hand carved from birch plywood and finished with a matt varnish. The table tops were made using five layers of transparent resin mixed with pigments. Each table, with its specific curves, embodies a member of the traditional family.

Length 57 cm
Width 47 cm
Height 28.8 cm
Length 70 cm
Width 56 cm
Height 34.2 cm
Length 73 cm
Width 66 cm
Height 39.6 cm

Photo: © Julien Lagueste
Belle-île / Houat / Hoedic

These three nesting tables were hand carved from birch plywood and finished with a matt varnish. The table tops were made using five layers of transparent resin mixed with pigments. Inspired by Matriochka dolls, they were conceived to be placed inside one another.

Length 44 cm
Width 44 cm
Height 46.1 cm
Length 36 cm
Width 36 cm
Height 40.7 cm
Length 29 cm
Width 29 cm
Height 35.3 cm

Photo: © Julien Lagueste
L'Ile de Beauté

This high table was hand carved from birch plywood and finished with a matt varnish. The top was created with five different layers of resin mixed with pigments. Drawing inspiration from the butterfly cycle, Julien shaped the base as a cocoon and the top as wings.

Length 110 cm
Width 76 cm
Height 28.8 cm

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