Upon receipt of the straw ordered from our supplier in Burgundy, it must be opened in half and flattened.

The outside of the straw is covered with a natural varnish, silica, which gives it this special luminosity.

Once opened, each strand is checked one by one to remove any flaws such as sun spots or breakage.

They are then glued edge to edge on a support using wood glue and a *plioir, a bone tool that becomes an extension of the craftsman's hand.

Manon Bouvier, gestes de la marqueterie de paille

Our savoir-faire

Today, straw marquetry is used for all kinds of coverings (furniture, walls, ceilings, works of art, etc.) but Paelis’ team is determined to push the limits of the savoir-faire and to explore all the application’s possibilities of the material.

SiO (2020), marqueterie de paille et feuilles de pierre

The possibilities of creation