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Painted furnitures, paintings, trompes l'oeil sur objet

This section contains removable and decorated elements such as painted furniture, paintings, and various objects. This shows that you can decorate any surface to bring eclecticism to my job as a decorator.

  • Macán table

    For this historic cellar in Spain called Macán, here is a table designed by me and made by the Séquoia carpentry workshops in Épône and the Petit Chanon locksmith workshops in Egly. The idea was to leave the visual towards the sculpted and backlit glass wall on the back of the room.
    This table could be extended at the centre from 8 to 16 guests.

    Samaniego, Spain

  • Banksy Concrete Guitar

    At the request of "Guitare Garage", professionals for the repair and customization of guitars, here is one in fake concrete in the mind of the tagger Banksy. The concrete imitation is based on sand glued/scratched directly on the original wooden support that had been provided to me. The rest is only plastered and patinated to give the complete illusion. Thank you to the very friendly team at Guitare Garage for trusting me in this project.

    Rue Duperré, 75009 Paris

  • Marina Forêt Artero

    I was asked for this room to imagine a headboard. Despite the size of the room, there was a lack of storage. The idea was to thicken the headboard and integrate storage boxes with wheels. During an exhibition of craftsmen, I met Marina Forêt Artero, an artist who creates jewellery made of twisted and hammered aluminium wire. I asked her if she would be able to embark on a major furniture project. Hesitant, despite her great dexterity, she decided to launch out to make us an extraordinary achievement that required an incredible number of hours of work. Beforehand, we had developed the gluing and laying technique that was unknown to her. She relied on my drawings for much of the furniture to finish with her own. It should be noted that the base of this piece of furniture was made by Didier Demé, cabinetmaker sculptor.

    Pregny in Switzerland

  • Gallimard Book Wall

    For the Caesarea Foundation (Caesarea) in Tel Aviv, here is a monumental wall of books, which symbolizes culture, knowledge and teaching. The purpose of this foundation is to provide scholarships to help students extend their studies and projects at universities. The prints and casts from the "book cubes" or "book paintings" created by me and from the Blanche collection of Éditions Gallimard, were made by Laurent Calvez, plastic engraver, in order to create an assembly measuring more than 5 metres in height.

    Tel Aviv in Israel.

  • Ends of sofas

    I was asked for this bank to design these pieces of sofas to complete the decoration of the "walls and doors". The realization was made by Didier Demé, cabinetmaker sculptor.

    EdR, rue du Faubourg St Honoré, PARIS 8th

  • Document display unit

    For this banking institution, I was asked to design these briefcases to complete the decoration of the "walls and doors". The realization was made by Didier Demé, cabinetmaker sculptor.

    EdR, rue du Faubourg St Honoré, PARIS 8th

  • Gallimard book cubes

    Creation of book "cubes" from a donation from the Blanche collection of Gallimard Publishing. All the books have been cut to keep only 1 to 3 cm of front thickness. The whole thing was hardened and then glued with resin on a light honeycomb box. Finally, a grey patina is applied and then bleached in the hollows. Dimension: 3 modules of 120*120 cm. You will find all the explanatory photos of the creation in the article "Table of books".

    EdR, rue du Faubourg St Honoré, PARIS 8th

  • Gallimard Book Table

    Creation of a painting of books from a donation from the white collection of Editions Gallimard. All the books have been cut to keep only 1 to 3 cm of front thickness. The whole was hardened and glued with resin on a light honeycomb box. Finally, a grey patina is applied and then bleached in the hollows. Dimensions 405*105 cm.

    EdR, rue du Faubourg St Honoré, PARIS 8th

  • Library table

    For this piece called "ARTS de VIVRE" by the CAESAREA foundation, creation of a high enough table allowing the presentation and consultation of the books by the public. After all book cases have been removed, this table can be used for meetings with videoconferencing. According to my drawings, it was made by Séquoïa for the assembly with a honeycomb core and Laurent Calvez for the metal parts.

    Tel Aviv in Israel

  • Reception desk of the Caesarea Foundation

    Creation of a reception bank with EMG workshops in Coignières, France. Wengé plating technique on a thick, backlit plexiglass sheet.

    Tel Aviv in Israel

  • Bathroom pedestals

    Here is a storage concept for this bathroom. According to my drawings this realization was made by Didier Demé, cabinetmaker and carpenter. The interior mirrors are removable and hide the fasteners. The ash structure has been bleached and pearly.

    Pregny in Switzerland

  • Fireplace glass decoration

    Integrating a magnificent fireplace, made of classic white marble, is difficult to modernize. Removing it would be disrespectful. I asked Gilles Chabrier, glass sculptor at the Bastille, to create this glass "box" with motifs designed by the sponsor herself. To contrast the whole, it was necessary to darken this chimney. A "peelable" varnish was applied directly to the marble before the plum hue and its pink/purple patina. Everything can be easily removed to restore the intact white marble.

    Pregny in Switzerland

  • Pommard Castle

    On the occasion of an exhibition of the "Grands Ateliers de France" in Château Pommard, each exhibitor was given a barrel in order to give free rein to their imagination. In collaboration with Gilles CHABRIER, here is our interpretation: A worn blackened wood, more strapping in the middle, the top and bottom wider with a strapping made of material treated in "fake" metal, the recess of the barrel to respect the wine colour of the tannin and a L-shaped glass with the coat of arms of the Castle of course. Note the glass stopper sculpted by Gilles' son, Vincent CHABRIER.

    Rue Marey Monge, Pommard

  • Silk columns

    Creation and realization of columns with juxtaposed glass plates enclosing inking on silk made in simultaneous layers. Once separated, these silk papers were wrapped and UV-bonded between two glasses one by one. Their spacing gives a depth and a 3D effect. The whole system is backlit from the metal bases. Work carried out in collaboration with Gilles CHABRIER, glass sculptor at La Bastille. The current location of these two columns is in the former command post from where General de Gaulle led the French resistance and prepared for liberation.

    London

  • Oval glass and silk table

    This table, wanted oval by its sponsor, was designed by me and created by Gilles CHABRIER. It contains silk papers inked and UV-bonded in strips under the glass plate. Each glass strip is sandblasted at the ends. The metal foot is made of two sheets folded in a "draped" style with a gun barrel patina finish.

    Dining room, Pregny, Switzerland

  • Metal, glass and tissue paper console

    This console, designed by me, was made by Gilles CHABRIER. I simultaneously inked several layers of tissue paper which, once separated, were enclosed and glued with UV light between two glasses one by one. Their separate superposition gives depth and a 3D effect.

    Entry, Pregny in Switzerland

  • Photoluminescent bedroom furniture

    In the "Boomerang" style of the 1970s, creation of a set of patinated furniture whitened during the day and blue photoluminescent at night. Note that the photoluminescence does not go out! These pieces of furniture were made in France by Didier Demé Carpenter cabinetmaker and finished in plaster and paint by myself.

    Pregny in Switzerland

  • Furniture from the "Cuir de Cordoue" and "Macán" lounges

    According to my drawings, creation of curved steel plate foot tables. They are patinated in a gun barrel style. The trays were provided with wenge veneer strips, plated on frosted glass so that the whole thing was at the same level. Work carried out by Gilles CHABRIER, glass sculptor located in La Bastille.

    EdR, Rue de Hesse, GENEVA

  • Furniture in the "Château Clarke" and "Château les Laurets" lounges

    According to my drawings, creation of oak tables and doors surrounded by a metal hoop referring to barrels. The strapping was made of brushed stainless steel and not zinc as on the barrels. Produced by Ets Favre in Geneva.

    EdR, Rue de Hesse, GENEVA

  • Furniture from the "Megève" and "Mont d'Arbois" lounges

    According to my drawings, creation of two tables with a core made of chairlift cables. An idea that refers to the Mont d'Arbois ski resort. It was very, very difficult to get the cables because of the small quantity we needed compared to a chairlift! The second difficulty was to prevent the cables from unravelling and keeping their hold together. Produced by Ets Petit Chanon in France and Ets Favre in Geneva.

    EdR, Rue de Hesse, GENEVA

  • Gitana living room furniture

    With reference to Gitana boats and according to my drawings, creation of furniture using boat materials: stainless steel, honeycomb and carbon. The tops were made in the workshops located in Lorient by Hubert Corfmat, the painter of GITANA boats, and the legs by the company Petit Chanon in the Paris region.

    EdR, Rue de Hesse, GENEVA

  • Revelation Lounge at the Grand Palais

    For the Salon Révélation at the Grand Palais, here is the creation and realization of columns and triptychs of glass plates encircling inks on silk made by me. The whole system is backlit from the metal bases. When gluing the tissue papers between two sheets of glass, we sprinkled photoluminescent particles to give an additional effect visible at night. Work carried out in collaboration with Gilles CHABRIER, glass sculptor at La Bastille.

    The Grand Palais in PARIS

  • Samurai Dress

    This decorative samurai outfit is made of "relatively" soft plexi. Note the performance and complexity of the embroideries made with "fishing line" in a very hard to pierce support. When I was asked to stage this outfit, it was obvious to also play on transparency and lighting. This time, I asked Gilles Chabrier to help me with this project. A rigid structure of sandblasted glass carved on the edges holds and illuminates the interior with gently varying colour rhythms. A quote on the essence of the war from a Japanese general completes the spirit of this Samurai outfit

    EdR, rue du faubourg Saint Honoré, Paris 8ème

  • Burnt wood frame

    The charcoal spirit is still present in the plastic arts such as charcoal drawing. This dark material (anthracite) is very beautiful but wishing it as a finish for furniture remains complicated. A lot of research with Didier Demé, cabinetmaker, has led to a surprising result. When I was asked to create a "frame" for Gianluca Berardi's canvas, the idea of placing it on a principle of long burned wooden boards was very appealing. This frame is our first "burned wood" finish

    EdR, rue du faubourg Saint Honoré, Paris 8ème

  • Pencil stroke for a neon light

    This decorative samurai outfit is made of "relatively" soft plexi. Note the performance and complexity of the embroideries made with "fishing line" in a very hard to pierce support. When I was asked to direct it, it seemed obvious to me to play with transparency and lighting. It is quite easy to "draw" with neon lights, and to create complex shapes with a torch. Virgile Grassard from HOTLIGHT is a neonist and helped me in this project by perfectly respecting the "pencil stroke" simulating neon on my sketches.

    EdR, rue du faubourg Saint Honoré, Paris 8ème

  • Lamp base

    These lamp bases required a lot of research and complex techniques: 1st decoration: * Relief of motifs in resin-coated glue * Patina combed in both directions in a fabric style * Bronze pigments sprinkled and then stretched on a bed of fresh resin. 2nd decoration: * Striations of resin-coated glue coating, brushed and scraped in relief * Patina chocolate (milk!) * Pose of brass leaves. In addition to the different techniques, the difficulty also lies in the sharpness of the junctions of these different materials.

    Rue Eugène Maison à Sceaux in the 92

  • Reception desk at the EdR bank

    Here are two pieces of furniture, one for the reception desk and the other for the bank's security post. Their design is a technical feat because the undulation of the façade is given by a thick Plexiglas sheet thermoformed between a template and a heating "blanket" (giant aquarium rounding technique). In the finish, a large wenge veneer was glued directly onto the plexiglass (rarely made) with recesses representing the bank's logo and decorative strips on each side. This service was carried out according to my sketches by the EMG carpentry workshop located in Coignières in Ile de France.

    EdR, rue du faubourg Saint Honoré, Paris 8ème

  • Video conferencing easel

    This concept takes up an idea of a tablet/painter's easel from the 1960s/70s that allowed you to put your television set down while hiding it with a light and manipulable painting. Hiding a flat screen for videoconferencing, which can be moved according to meetings, was interesting, aesthetic and more economical than installing screens in all rooms. This piece of furniture was made by Didier Demé, cabinetmaker, according to my sketches. Its perfect mastery of "multi-ply" makes it possible to give these slender, thin and robust shapes. At the time of delivery, a canvas representing GANDHI was made by me and placed there temporarily.

  • Wheel furniture

    The purpose of this piece of furniture is to house videoconferencing equipment in this bank manager's office. Round? Why not. Its door is electrically rotating. A central spotlight only turns on and off when it is in use. This piece of furniture was made by Didier Demé, cabinetmaker, according to my sketches. His perfect mastery of "multi-ply" allowed the superposition of thick veneers in order to reveal the difference between the wood species when carving the surface. This work required a lot of testing and research to achieve this amazing result.

    EdR, rue du faubourg Saint Honoré, Paris 8ème

  • Road table

    A curious name but very appropriate. The purchase in the auction room of an original "Jean Prouvé" base from the 1950s gave me the contemporary vision of a bridge structure. As the plateau no longer exists, it was decided to imagine a new one. The idea of a piece of tarmac, why not! Real highway aggregates were mixed in resin and cast on a honeycomb core (tray). This support allows a great rigidity and especially a lightness essential to the whole. Despite the irregularities, hollows and roughness, the surface has been very softened and allows this "road table" to be used for meetings and conferences in this banking management office.

    EdR, rue du faubourg Saint Honoré, Paris 8ème

  • Curved cubes

    Creation of a custom-made piece of furniture made of Caroline pine by my friend Didier Demé, cabinetmaker and cabinetmaker. You will find his creations on his website www.demeebeniste.fr. The design, the coloured stains and the protective varnishes were made by me.

    The Mont d'Arbois in Megève

  • real chromed shells

    Installation of a dozen pegs on an indoor pool wall. These hooks are real shells that have been truncated at an angle, filled with resin and given a fixing adapted to each individual. After having done this work, I entrusted them to Laurent Thierry who is a specialist in chrome painting and recognized by many Artists (sculptors in particular). Of the dozen or so chrome-plated shells, 5 were treated with matt chrome (aluminium effect). You can consult and contact him directly through his website: www.allurechrome.com

    The Mont d'Arbois in Megève

  • "Boomerang" office

    This is a children's desk inspired by the much larger "boomerang" desks of the 1970s. According to several of my drawings and plans, its realization mainly required the talent of Didier Demé, a cabinetmaker and sculptor. The "multiplying" technique allowed these fluid and round shapes. The white and smooth finish made by me is a "car body" lacquer preparation. This round office has an extremely delicate handling and transport due to its lack of grips and required the intervention of a suitable freight elevator.

    Paris 8th

  • Real furniture in fake cardboard

    Here is a set of storage furniture, bedside table and desk in imitation cardboard for this room designed by me. The "custom" manufacture of the furniture as well as the finishes sculpted in the mass of the medium (folds, scotch, undulations, flaps, etc...) was made by my friend Didier Demé, Cabinetmaker illustrator whose creations you can find on his website. An important detail to perfect the illusion and avoid handles, doors and drawers are opened by pressing lightly on the fronts so that they open by themselves! Apart from the many layers of varnish, my work was only to make the inscriptions on all the pieces using stencils and to paint the relief imitating scotches in the right tone.

    Paris 8e

  • The "nib" office

    Here is the realization of a corner desk and its seat on the theme of a fountain pen for the foot and black ink projections (imitation) for the top of the tray. The whole was made of wood with the "glued laminated" technique by my friend Didier Demé Carpenter cabinetmaker after an original drawing created by me.

    Paris 8

  • sea foam pipes

    Realization of two frames to present this admirable collection of sea foam pipes. The frames consist of crumpled photocopies glued with tobacco leaves in the centre, real tobacco glued in a frieze and a brown striated frame with a disc. All the pipes were dismantled in order to slide a brass wire into their centre distances which keep them in suspension thanks to a small hole and a pin behind the frames as a fixing.

    Paris 8th

  • Silver table

    On the table (and doors), place silver leaves "torn off" on a black background (table that was previously made of green marble).

    Paris 8th

  • letter table

    According to an original idea of the decorator Mr Patrick Hourcade, here is a wooden frame in which he had a photo and a painting inserted. I copied a desired text and translated it from American by the customer. In agreement with Patrick hourcade I added in thickness on the left side the client's profile (from photo).

    Rue du cirque, Paris

  • wooden lighting

    Realization of a fake wood on lighting  basins in staff.

    Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1er

  • flower stencils

    Blanched tablet with reworked curtain patterns respecting tones and shapes.

    Rue Emile Deschanel, Paris 7e

  • Decoration by seagulls

    Decoration like "seagull's feet" with plasticine soaked in gouache and then transferred to the tablet by myself and not by seagulls! Work performed for the interior design house "David Hicks".

    Rue de Tournon in Paris.

  • Camouflage tablet

    Set of tablets decorated in a "camouflage" style for the interior design house "David Hicks", located at 12 rue de Tournon.

    Paris 6e

  • Jumble in trompe l'oeil

    According to a period frame that was provided to me, here is the creation of a jumble with real photos, scanned, edited in black and white then glued and reworked in oil. Only the postage stamp is real and simply glued!

    Le raincy (94)

  • Venus in fake bronze

     Realization of a fake bronze on plaster, for the Italian restaurant "Au Soleil Italien" (See the "panoramic" section for all the works)

    91700 Ste Geneviève des Bois

  • heavy helmets!!!

    Realization of two helmets for racing drivers. One in fake wood (inlay of 8 different woods) and the other in fake marble. Namely that these paints probably do not allow the scanner rays to pass through in the event of an accident, and therefore cannot be worn by motorcyclists.

    In Essonne (91)

  • Relief table

    Realization for a hairdressing salon of a relief painting with real hairdressing objects cast in the plaster to be modelled, then patinated in your "stone". The frame has been treated with fake wood. The total weight is 14 kg.

    Chilly Mazarin, in Essonnealo

  • Nabuchodonosor, painting on glass

    Painting on glass of fake labels, on a nabuchodonosor (15 liters of champagne) The scale is given by the cigarette pack at the bottom left of the bottle.

    Ste Geneviève des bois in Essonne

  • Staff, the summer of "Jean Houdon"

    Realization of a fake bronze and a fake marble of the "sea green" type, on a copy of the Louvre. It is "Jean Houdon's summer". (available on order like many other raw copies).

    House Lafittes, Yvelines (78)

  • Table tops

    Realization of a fake marble of the "purple breach" type on the top of a game table. (dimensions: 100 * 50 cm)

    Suresnes, Hauts de Seine (92)

  • The victory, oil painting

    Famous English Galleon, the HMS Victory is a British three-masted square-sail three-masted British row passenger ship from 1ᵉʳ It is mainly known as Admiral Nelson's ship during the Battle of Trafalgar

    Saint Fargeau-Ponthierry in Seine et Marne

Address and phone number

Jean-Nicolas BOULMIER
Artist Decorative Painter
41 rue du Vieux Perray
91700 Sainte Geneviève des Bois
Tel : +33 1.69.04.64.42
Mob: +33 6.62.18.64.42

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