In the workshops, one speaks of gasoline, assembly, sanding and stains.
Philippe Hurel conjures up images of harmonious lines, the rigour of form, the sensuality of materials and the delicacy of details.
Each piece is a product of the sometimes tense, often slow and unexpected head-to-head battle between what is fundamentally human and the artificial aspects of technology and aesthetics.
By combining subtle intuition and control of the manufacturing process, Philippe Hurel has ensured a legacy dating back over 100 years and to this day it continues to practice the best artisan craftsmanship and manufacturing excellence. It is, quite legitimately, in the circle of Living Heritage Companies.
Philippe Hurel constructs a memory into the object. Within each piece a particular ritual. Within each specie, its own veins.