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Thomas Duriez

« The most satisfying thing is to create everything yourself, from start to finish. From the idea to the finished drawing, it is a question of retranscribing the aspect of surface (matter) wished, thanks to the freedom of work with the hand. "La vie d'atelier'' is an open library: to assume an aesthetic and emotional choice, to leave the trace of the tool as a word, a writing on the material. My quest is that of the good conception of the created object: to choose the raw material, to make it unique by the form in the hope to increase its vibration, its energy! » - Thomas Duriez

At a very early age Thomas Duriez developed an artistic sensibility that took shape in a strong desire to master a skill. Then he decided to follow a technical course in metal work with the Compagnons, which he completed with a master's degree in ironwork (Ecole internationale de Muizon) before setting up his own business at the age of 24. Among his first projects, he quotes the restoration of furnitures by Pierre Chareau and he evokes the important collaboration with Anne and Vincent Corbière (Galerie du Passage) with whom he developed a sincere exchange on aesthetics and know-how.
At the same time, he began a collection of documentation on 20th century decorators, a collection of works that he continues to this day. This collection is, for him, an inexhaustible source of knowledge and inspiration. It is through books and this self-taught learning of art history that he also discovered the practice of painting. Thomas is a prolific painter and his pictorial practice has a place of its own in his artistic corpus.

 

In 2012, he begins to draw his own pieces. In 2016, Armel Soyer presents for the first time his furniture collection, RING, in a gallery and at international fairs (PAD, Design/ Basel). This collection testifies to the interest of Thomas Duriez in masterful architectural places such as cathedrals, romanesque churches or neolithic places of worship, spiritual locations that are organized around a specific point, an expression of the sacred. His creations reveal his taste for working with raw materials and meticulous finishes.

Thomas Duriez's pieces are now part of international private collections and he is regularly featured in the specialized press.

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RING
Thomas Duriez RING
Furniture Consoles and Shelves Gold Steel
RING infini
Thomas Duriez RING infini
Furniture Low Table Black Brown Gold Steel Bronze
Myriade 1
Thomas Duriez Myriade 1
Furniture Tables Side Table Low Table Brown Gold Metal Brass
Myriade 2
Thomas Duriez Myriade 2
Furniture Tables Side Table Low Table Brown Gold Steel Bronze
LETEMPS
Thomas Duriez LETEMPS
Various Gold Bronze
LAMPE TERRE L6
Thomas Duriez LAMPE TERRE L6
LIGHTS Lamps Silver Grey Steel
LETEMPS
Thomas Duriez LETEMPS
Various Gold Bronze
LAMPADAIRE RING L14
Thomas Duriez LAMPADAIRE RING L14
LIGHTS Floor lamps Gold Bronze
L4 RING
Thomas Duriez L4 RING
LIGHTS Lamps Multicolored Pink Gold Bronze
LAMPE KNOSSOS L3
Thomas Duriez LAMPE KNOSSOS L3
LIGHTS Lamps Gold Bronze
L4 RING
Thomas Duriez L4 RING
LIGHTS Lamps White Gold Brass Fabric
L1 LAMP
Thomas Duriez L1 LAMP
LIGHTS Lamps Gold Bronze
BUFFET LETOILLE
Thomas Duriez BUFFET LETOILLE
Cabinets Furniture Gold Wood Wood
LEMONDE
Thomas Duriez LEMONDE
Tables Furniture Dinner Table Gold Brown Bronze Steel
LAMPE TERRE L2
Thomas Duriez LAMPE TERRE L2
LIGHTS Lamps Gold Bronze
RING low table
Thomas Duriez RING low table
Tables Furniture Low Table Gold Brown Bronze Steel
LAMPE KNOSSOS L5
Thomas Duriez LAMPE KNOSSOS L5
LIGHTS Lamps Silver Grey Steel
RING
Thomas Duriez RING
LIGHTS Suspensions Grey Silver Bronze Steel
RING library
Thomas Duriez RING library
Consoles and Shelves Furniture Gold Brown Bronze Steel
APPLIQUE L11
Thomas Duriez APPLIQUE L11
LIGHTS Wall Lights Gold Bronze
Ring table
Thomas Duriez Ring table
Tables Furniture Side Table Gold Bronze Steel Travertine
PYREE TABLE
Thomas Duriez PYREE TABLE
Tables Furniture Consoles and Shelves Black Steel
CHANDELIER L15
Thomas Duriez CHANDELIER L15
LIGHTS Suspensions Silver Grey Steel

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