Louis Vuitton is publishing in 2021 an office secretary inspired by the famous Secretary Stokowski.

Created in 1929 by Georges Vuitton for Leopold Stokowski, this trunk was designed to meet all the needs of a nomad worker: many drawers, storage spaces for books and papers, a safe at the time intended to put down a typewriter and everything needed to work during a trip.

The workshop took care of lining the interior of the secretary in straw marquetry, according to a pattern using the Maison's LV initials.

Louis Vuitton et Paelis, atelier d'artisanat d'art spécialisé en marqueterie de paille

Louis Vuitton - Secrétaire Bureau 2.0

Wood, canvas, leather, straw marquetry

It was love at first sight for their respective skills that led Thierry Martenon and Manon Bouvier to work together. As soon as they met, they felt the need to create for each other.

This sculpture is the first of a long collaboration. It unites the hands, materials, tools and gestures of its two creators.

The wood magnifies the straw and the straw magnifies the wood. The skills complement each other and come together to create a unique, complex and fascinating piece.

Création originale Thierry Martenon et Paelis, atelier d'artisanat d'art spécialisé en marqueterie de paille

Original creation Thierry Martenon x Paelis

Maple and straw

We worked in close collaboration with the Team France Bocuse d'Or to design a tray in accordance with the dishes presented during the European final. The workshop carried out precise and delicate work on the straw marquetry but also on other customer requests, in particular the production of eggs in plaster and real shells.

The tray was designed by Xavier Salerio (Designer-architect), Bernard Frizza, bronze artist (MOF), Maxime Lacroix, cabinetmaker, and Marion Chatel-Chaix, culinary designer. It won the Best Tray Award in the final round of the Europe competition.

Plateau Team France, Bocuse d'Or Finale Europe 2020

Tray, Team France Bocuse d'Or

Best Tray Award, Europe Final 2020

The creative duo composed of Flavia de Laubadère and Manon Bouvier highlights black straw and bamboo leaf.

This screen reveals all the beauty of a savoir-faire and incorporates a new material, which both highlights and breaks with the tradition of straw marquetry.

The screen was imagined and designed by Flavia de Laubadère. The pattern, created with Manon Bouvier, is inspired by the reflections of light on white bamboo leaves, in the chiaroscuro of a full moon night.

Paelis, atelier d'artisanat d'art spécialisé en marqueterie de paille

Screen Flavia de Laubadère x Paelis

Straw and bamboo

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