Passion grows stronger and more enduring when it is shared.
With techniques that are centuries old, and technologies born in recent years: this is how we honour wood.
In this way we can work on the restoration of precious historical buildings, but also build contemporary structures in line with modern trends in green architecture. Our family business was created in the sixties, and traditional carpentry methods are considerably older. How have they reached the modern times?
It seems to be a contradiction in terms, but trades like ours are only alive and relevant thanks to innovation, training and the awareness of the younger generation. French craftsmen understood this over seven centuries ago, when they created large networks of craftsmen and small businessmen such as the Compagnons du Devoir. These were able to bring together different categories which shared certain similarities. Experts in their field, with common knowledge with the others: together they learned new things and raised the level of professional training to wider horizons. Their union was based on an exchange of skills, and the desire to impart their knowledge to new willing pupils, the professionals of the future. Thanks to their ability to preserve and develop traditions, renewing them with innovative inputs, the Compagnons du Devoir have been included in UNESCO’s 2010 list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Proud to belong to an association that protects the past carrying it to the future, we continue to work hard. With our experience, and the solidarity and the energy that young people infuse in us with their enthusiasm and their desire to learn. Because we are stronger together, and there are things that grow when you share them. Knowledge is one of these.