Meilleur Ouvrier de France

The workshop has housed Meilleurs Ouvriers de France since 1997. In that year, Alain Guéroult was named “Un des Meilleurs Ouvrier de France” in cabinetmaking after having worked for 1400 hours on the development and building of a writing desk of rare quality. In 2018, Tristan Desforges won a prestigious furniture restoration competition, following the conservation and restoration of a Louis XVI writing desk from the collection of Jean-Henri Riesener, now owned by Mobilier National.

Becoming a “Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France is most importantly a recognition of rare expertise and an exceptionally high standard of work. It shows a conscientious commitment to one’s profession, in which one respects the values of humility, open-mindedness, sharing, inquisitiveness, and integrity.

Our workshop is recognised by the Ministry of Culture through the Maître d’art – Elève programme. Michel Jamet was named Maître d’art in 2008 and was committed to passing his expertise to Alain Guéroult, his closest collaborator. In 2017, Alain became a Maître d’art and made the same commitment to his successor and Elève, Tristan Desforges.

Becoming Maître d’art and Elève is the symbol of a commitment to culture and the will to transmit it in a profound way to each other. It is building, between two people, a passionate project focused on preserving and perpetuating the rare expertise of a craft. This mechanism is a valuable tool, intended for the safeguarding of unique artisan heritage. It is a true recognition of excellence and professional high standards.

The label Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV) is a classification of recognition that the State has implemented to distinguish French companies which practice excellence in their artisanal or industrial expertise. In 2012, the workshop was named Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant. Our rare expertise have traversed multiple generations and our ability to widen our field of knowledge are recognised through this accreditation. In 2020, we were renewed as an EPV and we work hard to uphold the principles of this title.

The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship is an international, nonprofit institution based in Geneva, Switzerland, which celebrates and preserves master craftsmanship and strengthens its connection to the world of design. Rooted in a tradition of culture and excellence and in the realities and challenges of today’s global economy, the Foundation seeks to support men and women who dedicate themselves to the pursuit of master craftsmanship and to foster a new cultural movement built around the values that are essential for their work. The Foundation focuses on Europe as a starting point for its activities, in recognition that craftsmanship has been a vital part of the economic and cultural fabric of the region for centuries.

Meilleur Ouvrier de France

The workshop has housed Meilleurs Ouvriers de France since 1997. In that year, Alain Guéroult was named “Un des Meilleurs Ouvrier de France” in cabinetmaking after having worked for 1400 hours on the development and building of a writing desk of rare quality. In 2018, Tristan Desforges won a prestigious furniture restoration competition, following the conservation and restoration of a Louis XVI writing desk from the collection of Jean-Henri Riesener, now owned by Mobilier National.

Becoming a “Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France is most importantly a recognition of rare expertise and an exceptionally high standard of work. It shows a conscientious commitment to one’s profession, in which one respects the values of humility, open-mindedness, sharing, inquisitiveness, and integrity.

Our workshop is recognised by the Ministry of Culture through the Maître d’art – Elève programme. Michel Jamet was named Maître d’art in 2008 and was committed to passing his expertise to Alain Guéroult, his closest collaborator. In 2017, Alain became a Maître d’art and made the same commitment to his successor and Elève, Tristan Desforges.

Becoming Maître d’art and Elève is the symbol of a commitment to culture and the will to transmit it in a profound way to each other. It is building, between two people, a passionate project focused on preserving and perpetuating the rare expertise of a craft. This mechanism is a valuable tool, intended for the safeguarding of unique artisan heritage. It is a true recognition of excellence and professional high standards.

The label Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV) is a classification of recognition that the State has implemented to distinguish French companies which practice excellence in their artisanal or industrial expertise. In 2012, the workshop was named Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant. Our rare expertise have traversed multiple generations and our ability to widen our field of knowledge are recognised through this accreditation. In 2020, we were renewed as an EPV and we work hard to uphold the principles of this title.