ATELIER BOIS NOIR: The Ancient Art of Shou Sugi Ban

por Tristan Bower

When it comes to blending sustainability, style, and ancient techniques, Atelier Bois Noir knows how to do it right. Founded by industrial engineer Jérôme and cabinetmaker Julien, this workshop, nestled in the lush forests of Burgundy, brings the age-old Japanese wood preservation technique of Shou Sugi Ban to life with an eco-conscious twist.

Shou Sugi Ban is all about transforming wood through the ancient art of charring. With a carefully controlled open flame, the wood's surface is burnt, forming a protective carbon layer that shields it from weather damage, insects, and decay. This charred wood is then cooled, brushed to remove any excess soot, and sealed using natural oils like tung or linseed oil. The result? A stunning, eco-friendly material that's perfect for leveling up your interior design game or giving your exteriors an undeniable edge.

Atelier Bois Noir isn't just about creating striking wood designs; they're committed to sustainable practices and environmental stewardship. With a 100% French production process, every creation is designed, assembled, and delivered in-house, minimizing their environmental footprint. And to make their eco-friendly efforts even more legit, Atelier Bois Noir sources wood exclusively from PEFC certified eco-plantations, ensuring that their creations are as sustainable as they are stylish.

In a world where sustainability and style are becoming increasingly intertwined, Atelier Bois Noir is a great example of how businesses can make a positive environmental impact while preserving traditional techniques. Our friends Jérôme and Julien are true artists, fusing craftsmanship, functionality, and sustainability into a seamless blend of aesthetics and eco-consciousness. As admirers of their work, we at Luxfort couldn't be prouder to embrace the beauty and functionality of Shou Sugi Ban, celebrating Atelier Bois Noir's approach to sustainable design.

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