Philippe Hurel - Designer of Fine Furniture

Expertise Wood

Rare expertise, craftsmanship, the wood species used by Philippe Hurel are entirely in keeping with the vernacular tradition of French furniture making, regardless of whether they are of European or exotic origin

 

WOOD

 

Historically speaking, without wood, furniture is inconceivable. The most common wood used in France until the end of the 16th century was oak, followed by chestnut - the two species preferred by Philippe Hurel. Among fruit woods, cherry was the predominant species used for furniture in the French regions for centuries. The first cargo of exotic woods arrived at Bercy in 1516 during the reign of François I.

The species used by Philippe Hurel are entirely in keeping with the vernacular tradition of French furniture making, regardless of whether they are of European or exotic origin, or whether they are available in abundance or threatened with extinction.

 

The wood species Philippe Hurel is enamoured of...

  European Oak

European Oak

  Palm Wood

Palm Wood

  Sequoia

Sequoia

  Macassar Ebony

Macassar Ebony

  Oregon Pine

Oregon Pine

  Sycamore

Sycamore

  French Walnut

French Walnut

  Platane

Platane

  Teak

Teak

  East India Rosewood

East India Rosewood

  Pear tree

Pear tree

The Philippe Hurel workshops have developed an exclusive range of wood stains and finishes