Today, MCT covers the work of Eric Schmitt, a prestigious French furniture designer, whom even after 40 years in the industry, maintains a traditional and passionate view over his work and furniture making itself. In this article, we will look at his extensive portfolio of console tables, and their different aesthetics.
Born in Toulouse in 1955, Eric Schmitt moved to Paris to work. Leaving in 1977 to pursue his ambitions, he set up a workshop at the Edge of the Fontainebleau forest, where he began to create artwork and design pieces.
Eric would design and shape the models, which would be sent to highly skilled craftsmen to conceive, before returning to him for finishes and detailing.
Now, he is a self-taught master of wrought iron, and works with a team that specializes in several different crafts, allowing him to pursue his creative endeavours and collaborations. He works on both public and private projects of several kinds, from architecture, to interior and landscape design.
His style seeks to revive the French tradition of Decorative Arts, with an undeniable modern twist.
Most of his work is tailor made, or produced in limited quantities. Moreover, Schmitt has a long-term colaboration with fellow French designer Christian Liaigre.