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Craftsmanship

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FOR GARNIER & LINKER, IT ALL STARTED BY VISITING WORKSHOPS

The creative process begins by meeting craftsmen. In this spirit, Garnier & Linker gains a grasp of their practices and skillsets as well as their constraints. Convinced that knowledge of practices is the driver of sustained activity, Garnier & Linker began to journey across France for months as they met with craftsmen.

G&L has since pursued this approach in Japan — and more recently Morocco — with the same conviction to better understand know-how.

REINTERPRETING SAVOIR-FAIRE : THE STARTING POINT FOR COLLECTIONS

Such knowledge formed the basis of the first Garnier & Linker lighting collection. This understanding has since been embellished through furniture pieces and objects.

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ESTABLISHING THEIR OWN GARNIER & LINKER WORKSHOP TO FOSTER DEEPER INTERACTION

Garnier & Linker's workshop is located close to the studio and has been imagined as its natural extension.

Above all, this experimental place is the source of materials, textures and finishes.

 

The workshop also houses handmade wax, plaster and soil models which are entrusted to and then molded by craftsmen.

FOCUSING EFFORTS EQUALLY ON SCULPTURE, DESIGN AND CRAFT

Designs and handwork are perfected between studio and workshop. This approach is what makes Garnier & Linker's creations unique and is central to the development of their collections of lighting, furniture and objects.

The individual work in the production preparation phase forges a closer connection with the workshops and their know-how. As such, design limitations in final production are considered from the outset.