RHÔNE-ALPES – 1992
Manon Bouvier is specialized in straw marquetery.
After studies in cabinetmaking, she earned her diploma from Ecole Boulle in Paris in 2014. She continued her training at Atelier Maonia, a contemporary art cabinetmaking workshop created by Marine Fouquet, selected French craftsperson of the year. In 2016, Manon built her own workshop, Atelier Paelis, in Lyon (France). Today, she works there for different clients (interior architects, designers, creators, etc.) in the luxury field, in France and abroad.
In 2019, she has been elected French craftsman of the year in the category of straw marquetery, and laureate of the Fondation Banque Populaire.
Manon is working with a creative approach of research and development: she is attached to conceive new patterns with modern colors while experimenting new functions for the straw. She also offers a new dimension for the discipline by proposing unseen realisations as a screen in a rye straw and bamboo.
Manon has hired Pauline as the project manager of the workshop. She teaches two workers, Lucille and Jules. She has been contacted to be the tutor of blind people in Clermont Ferrand (France), in order to explain her artistic profession through straw marquetery.
Fondation Rémy Cointreau helps Manon Bouvier with acquisition of tools and furniture for her workshop.