For Maximilian Jencquel, Furniture Design is an ongoing exploration of his artistic side. It’s a reflection of his upbringing, his experience, his love for nature - all seen in the timeless designs of his furniture, a subtle and elegant blend of modern and traditional, of classical scales and jazz improvisation.
Global influence abounds in works both thoughtfully designed or spontaneously sculptured. Maximilian learned furniture design in Paris under noted designer Christian Liaigre, and although his personal style has veered from the master’s, the signature standards of high quality and craftsmanship remain. Maximillian also brings to his furniture creations elements of both French and Indonesian carpentry, and an open mind to experiment with techniques such as, for example, Japanese shou sugi ban, the art of preserving and finishing wood using fire.
The furniture is created from a diverse palette of materials. Timber and the noble materials are frequent choices, but occasionally new purpose is found for reclaimed materials such as logs or railway planks. Shaping these diverse elements into unique pieces is its own quest for perfection, a process undertaken with awareness and perhaps a bit of healthy obsession. Studio Jencquel furniture design is characterized by an understated elegance, with attention paid to details and a feeling of ultimate timelessness - truly, it is furniture for connoisseurs.