Thierry Marc, 2 studio

Thierry Marc is a furniture designer specialising in reclaimed wood. He was born in Lille on 14 November 1961.

He gained his first experience in woodworking in 1975 when he opted for a CAP (Certificate of Professional Competence) in joinery in Amiens. After gaining his CAP, he specialised in interior design at the Académie Charpentier, a carpentry academy in Paris. He began his professional career in 1984, making windsurfing and surf boards, later joining the Amiens-based firm Richard Architecture in 1987 as an interior designer. He spent a number of years there, accomplishing some fascinating assignments, yet he never forgot his early passion for wood and woodworking.

After a career of more than 25 years as an interior designer, he decided to take the plunge. In March 2013, he left interior design to devote himself entirely to setting up a company designing reclaimed wood furniture. 

Thierry Marc retrieves from shops the wooden pallets used to transport goods and sundry timber destined for disposal sites. Producing his creations involves making sketches by hand, cleaning up the design in design software, creating working drawings from the templates, preparing the material, cutting and assembling the wood and then finishing the item by planing and sanding. And so are produced armchairs, sun loungers and coffee tables for interior and outside sets.

One of the very first models of the first collection was made out of old floorboards from the Adidas store in Amiens and from pallets from Temps Libre in Berck sur Mer! 

There is no limit to Thierry Marc's originality; he works in collaboration with Béatrice Delfosse, an artist-painter based in Boulogne sur Mer, to create painted furniture made as unique pieces.


IN CONFIDENCE "I decided to try out my activity without setting up my own company straight away. I received support from the Boulogne sur Mer Couveuse Littoral Opale (business incubator) in order to check the viability of my project. Having suitable premises available to me at the VMAD allows me to start up my business under excellent conditions. I also appreciate the incentivisation created by the surroundings."


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