Francois Thevenin

Born in 1931 in Cote d’Azur, Francois Thevenin is an exceptional architect, sculptor, and furniture-designer who has worked primarily in metal and wood. His furniture bears the indelible mark of his hand, and calls into question the traditional divisions between the functional or decorative, and the fine arts.Thevenin has always been profoundly influenced by the natural landscape of France.  His work, which emphasizes an organic aesthetic, reflects the values of “the house landscape” movement that he co-founded with architect Jacques Couelle,  with whom he has collaborated with closely throughout his career.  The philosophy of the movement, which seeks a synchronicity between natural and human-built environments, has resulted in the twisted, branch-like metal work and organic, irregular shapes of Thevenin’s designs.