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L’Atelier d’Ebénisterie located in Vignacourt, Northern France, is an artisanal cabinetmaking company created by M. Jean-Luc Godard. He holds the title of Master Craftsman, awarded by the Chamber of Trades of the Somme department; woodworking is a family tradition.
He designs and manufactures furniture on demand, unique pieces. You can bring a scheme, a photo of the model and the dimensions required to define your project.
Innovation and technical quality have allowed it to develop a partnership with companies, and architects. He can offer you tailor-made solutions whether in:
- Contemporary and designer furniture,
- Regional furniture and furniture style
- Marquetry furniture and portraits,
- Carpentry and arrangement,
- Restoration according to the rules of the art, and makeover.
Craft production allows you to acquire quality furnishing, whether contemporary or style furniture, unlike standardized mass production on a global level. In addition, these pieces of furniture are designed to last for several generations. The wood used is not reconstituted; it comes from our regions.
Forest management in France is recognized as being one of the best, with a regular renewal of tree plantations to enable them to prosper in a sustainable manner. Wood is an inexhaustible, renewable, and recyclable material, whatever its use. Even after being cut, wood continues to trap carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas.
The expertise has developed over the years, and the disciplines have gradually been enriched, from carpentry to cabinetmaking to sculpture and marquetry, through the realization of portraits, boxes, and restoration, as well as the transformation of furniture without forgetting the design of furniture.
1985: Jean-Luc GODARD - cabinetmaker woodcarver inlayer
Heir to valuable know-how, he has participated in several exhibitions in Amiens, Conty, Chartres, Reviers, Paris, and Great Britain. To further his knowledge, he had taken courses at the fine arts school.
After exhibiting in the United Kingdom, he had the opportunity to work for local cabinet makers, which allowed him to acquire Anglo-Saxon culture, and he also participated in a restoration project on a sailboat in Greece. Jean-Luc has collaborated with designers to create contemporary pieces.
Ancestral techniques acquired over time and training in new technologies allow it to manufacture high-end furniture. His experience abroad reinforced his creative and innovative ideas.
1950: Louis GODARD - cabinet maker and woodcarver
Louis was a specialized in Picardy furniture, and he made stylish furniture and some marquetry furniture. After a few years spent in the family business, he set up his workshop at the entrance to the village. The clientele was mainly French, and a few Europeans wanted to acquire some pieces of furniture.
1920: Georges GODARD - cabinet maker
Georges took over and made the workshop prosper. He employed up to seven people and planned many developments for the business. His regional furnishing was sold all over France. He was known for his strokes of the pencil when drawing.
1880: Joseph GODARD - joiner
Joseph was the first in the family to be interested in woodworking. He started by installing a workbench near the bread oven, rue d'En Bas. There were many workshops in the village, and Picardy furniture was booming. He was able to acquire the basics of his trade from various local joiners.