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George Jouve (France)

Georges Jouve is an important ceramist of the 20th century. He was born in 1910 in Fontenay-sous-Bois and his parents were both decorators. At 17 years old, Jouve enrolled at the prestigious Ecole Boulle in Paris where he received theoretical instruction in Art History in addition to his technical studies as a sculptor. After Graduation in 1930 he first embarked on his artistic career as a theatrical set designer. During World War II, Jouve was captured by the Germans and interned in a German camp. After several attempts he escaped from the camp and took refuge at his step parents home in a potters village in the South of France called Dieulefit. In 1944, Jouve and his family moved back to Paris. He opened his studio in Paris and was invited by Jacques Adnet to participate in the exhibition “La Ceramique Contemporaine” by the Compagnie des Arts Francais. He then participated annually in numerous 'Salons' in France and internationally such as the “Salon des Artistes Decorateurs” in Paris, Association Francaise d'Action Artistique in Rio de Janeiro, and Vienna, Toronto, Rome, Milan, and Cairo.[1]voni, in 1949) to lighting and furniture for the likes of Cassina, Artemide, and Venini.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Jouve

Since 1989 our studio - JAS - works on prestigious projects internationally for both private and commercial spaces. Our activities are split into three domains: design studio, manufacturing and interior design consultancy.

Since the early 1980’s Jonathan designed or supplied lighting and furniture for more than 150 restaurants, clubs and bars in Paris alone. In the interior design field, he also intervenes on the concept creation and brand design experience. To name a few: Les Bains Douches, Comptoir Marrakech, Renaissance hotel, Castel, Nobu, numerous Costes restaurants and bars in Paris, Momo's and Sketch in London, Aroma Café in Bahrein, Club Med suites, Saint James hotel, Royal Mansour, Ping Pong London.

We also offers consultancy advice for international design firms with luxury projects in Morocco by overseeing artisanal production units.

Our studio designs and produces bespoke brass lighting, furniture and accessories with a style characterised by the double ambition of being modern and familiar, universal yet poetic. Each product embraces a contemporary outlook on our rich Moroccan heritage.

Our lighting collections are mainly handcrafted in Leiria, a small city in Portugal reputed for its exquisite glass making, and Rabat Morocco.

Our know-how stems from combining traditional materials such as wicker, rattan and leather with brass using meticulous workmanship.

Our bespoke collections represent 35 years of passion and know-how in the fields of decorative arts and interior design. Over these years we have built a strong ecosystem within Moroccan artisanry, with the aim of perpetuating our cultural heritage.

Each product design is customisable and therefore adapted to all types of clients or professionals for small and big scale projects. All items are also made-to-measure and available upon order.

Craftsmanship

Handcrafted between France, Portugal and Morocco with exclusive French and Italian resources, our pieces honour the relationship between meticulous workmanship and quality materials through the thickness, finishes and fixtures of each creation.

Due to the handmade nature each piece is unique and might vary slightly in finish.

Materials

Brass and glass, the central element of most creations, are available in an array of finishes.

The finish you select and the way you care for your purchase throughout the years results in one of a kind pieces. Since Brass is a metal that works well with a multitude of materials, our studio associates it with a unique palette of colours and textures.

Fabric and wicker are used to design lampshades; mosaics and marbles form table tops and bases; lamp stems are sheathed in hand pleated leather by artisan saddlers. Hand-engraving and brass openwork, core know-hows of our studio, bring forth a new perspective on each design.

Practical Lights

  • Built with a sophisticated pear shaped joint (patented design), extendible arms and functional handles.

  • Equipped with optional latest led sensory dimming or wireless technologies.

  • Available in a variety of sizes to cover all types of living areas.

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