From artist to artisan
and vice versa
Playing down his passion with natural modesty, Eliott Forest tends to say that he is simply at a crossroads between two worlds. “When I just create simple decorative objects, like a painting or a sculpture, the pleasure I feel is less. For me to obtain true satisfaction, it’s essential that the object I create has a function”.
Having studied at the prestigious École Boulle fine arts and crafts and applied arts college in Paris, he specialised in the monture en bronze (bronze mount), an essential step in assembling two pieces. Today, his creativity is expressed in terms of a binary savoir-faire that involves both his technical and artistic prowess. Through his work, the entire history of the artist/artisan, who is still recognised and appreciated in the heart of Paris, is reflected.