"How can we consider as existing what cannot be seen?" J. Tanizaki
Matthieu Gicquel is a French glass maker who wants to reveal the textures and patinas of glass. He questions the manufacturing processes and tends to make them transparent to the user by sublimating the traces that tools leave on the material.
Influenced by the Japanese Wabi-Sabi movement, he strives to work glass in an authentic and durable way, through the materials used and the manufacturing process. The creator's thinking focuses on optimizing manufacturing processes in order to offer a rougher glass that is more similar to mineral.
Matthieu is specialized in functional objects and custom furniture.