“Paying tribute to nature is the departure point for all my creations. Each highlighting of one of its aspects is an adventure that begins in my first solitary steps towards a meeting with the soul of a garden. Its personality, its expectations. The magic starts there.
“Le printemps tout le temps” ("Springtime all the time") in Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire’s greenhouses is a call to stand in wonder and so to grow up. Again and once again. To reconnect within an inner space where the spirit of fantasy enables constructive reflection. Where the familiar is called into question and can never be thought of as commonplace. Especially when it’s threatened with obliteration.
How do we keep close the complicity of flowers? Close to us, to humanity?
Between the oversized flowers I’ve designed out of memories of tales told, and the therapeutic flowers, nurturing and free, united with the future, there exists an ode to life.” Jean-Philippe Weimer
“I’m self-taught, strong-willed and cheerful.
I nourish my creative work with all my predilections. I love light, trees, light filtering through trees, the sun, the moon, night, nature, audacity, intuitive intelligence, good food, encounters, challenges, poetry, photography, the wild and the future.
I take great pride in simple things.
I made the firm decision to work with local master craftspeople. Such partnerships enrich my imagination, my life as a human being and as a creator. They let me start new chapters in the story of my journey as a designer. They’re precious encounters that introduce me to irreplaceable materials and knowhow. Touching iron, glass, bronze, terracotta, ceramics and wood brings me to an understanding of them. And to a creation of poetic associations that will simultaneously emphasise their characteristics, light and the fabric of night.
All my creations are manufactured exclusively in France, by women and men whose knowledge would elsewhere be seen as a treasure beyond price. For me, it ensures quality and expresses a philosophical and political stance.
I’ve a real taste for listening. Dialoguing with a sponsor is a special pleasure. I’m keen to find out what he wants while widening his vision at the same time, and then I take him to have a look at my work in progress. Each rendezvous is a fascinating discovery. Respect, innovation, creativity and discussion lay the groundwork for a successfully completed creation which has its roots in human relationships.
Light is my conviction.
It has always warmed, protected, reassured and united humankind.
It generates a climate of peace.
It is both ephemeral and eternal. It connects to the cycles of life.
It is as necessary to humankind as beauty.”