Anaïs Jarnoux – Upholsterer and Leather Artisan

Île-de-France 1982


After graduation, Anaïs Jarnoux spent 14 years working at Maison Brazet. From upholstery to leather craft and soft furnishings, she honed her skills in this firm renowned for the quality of its craftsmanship, combining traditional practices with contemporary design.


In 2017, Anaïs started her own studio in order to promote her craftsmanship through contemporary projects. And so, the adventure began within the Ateliers de Paris incubator. The studio designs and carries out upholstery projects: prototyping for designers, production of a single piece or small batch of furniture, and restoration of furniture dating from the 1930s to 1980s. The workshop also carries out textile upholstery projects involving furniture and items for interior designers, decorators, collectors and other craftspeople. Today, she approaches projects with an open and innovative mindset, always seeking to gather  the raw material and the techniques.


Will to transmit

Anaïs Jarnoux runs a workshop in a secondary school for the “Manufacto – The Skills Factory”. This programme was founded by Hermès and implemented by the French craftsman training network, Compagnons du Devoir. Anaïs Jarnoux conveys her vision of her craft and hopes that young and older people take a fresh look at craftsmanship, at objects, their function, as well as their own consumer choices and environmental impacts.


She also sat on committees discussing “the Future of the Upholstery Industry” for Compagnons du Devoir. The aim was to anticipate the changing needs and challenges to ensure the relevance of both the training provided by the Association and the sustainability of the trades. This is key to attracting young people to the craft industry and to tailoring training to make it relevant today and above all tomorrow. She regularly collaborates with a small number of other tradespeople at her workshop. They include young upholsterers and saddlers who come to work in her studio. The idea is to successfully complete projects together while continuing to pass on her technical expertise to them.


Fondation Rémy Cointreau has supported Anaïs Jarnoux with the aquisition of raw materials and tools for her work.


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