In this issue of the Express Styles published in April 2015, Marie-Odile Briet explores a new generation of woodworking artisans whose creations influence contemporary design. To do this, the article invokes the work of the German designer Valentin Loellmann represented by Galerie Gosserez, by presenting his sofa in charred hazelnut.
"And a whole generation took the wood ! Installed near a forest, to work with local species, these woodcutter designers transform in priority the pieces neglected by the furniture industry. Cracked and knotty stumps, trunks scarred by batter marks or fox claws, sick trees, that’s what excites these new wood artists."