The Masculine Glamour of Jean de Merry!
The most important part of any project is to really understand our client in order to design an environment that perfectly expresses who they are. If sophistication and polish are fundamental ingredients in that expression, clients and designers alike can be drawn to glamorous style, which is often distinctively feminine in character.
But what if the space calls for something more masculine, or at least with more gender balance? Is sophistication at risk? Is there no place for glamour?
Enter Jean de Merry. Christian Darnaud-Maroselli and Jean de Merry founded the namesake furniture line Jean de Merry (JDM) in 2001 with a mission to uphold the craft of a bygone era, producing pieces that are timeless, unexpected and anchored by quality and craftsmanship. For the duo, emphasis on the process has always been key to creating beautiful yet integral pieces. De Merry and Maroselli have transferred their knowledge of age-old, French techniques for application on woods, leathers, shagreen, parchment and bronze to a new generation of American craftsmen.
JDM produces furniture with a passion for high-style and sophistication. Every piece in the line is exquisitely crafted from the finest materials and finished to perfection. The lines are strong, graceful and polished – yet with a decidedly masculine edge.
For me this distinction sets JDM apart in a rather crowded field of high-end and artisanal furniture.
And yet there is also versatility in the application of JDM designs. Depending on the fabrics and finishes and which other pieces are included in the overall composition, one or more of these heirloom furnishings can easily harmonize in a wide variety of interior design styles.
If you haven’t yet seen their work in-person, I recommend you do since two-dimensional images can hardly do them the justice they deserve.