Award-winning Australian designer Adam Goodrum was among the first to recognise Seigneur’s unique skill not long after the Parisian arrived in Sydney in early 2015. Goodrum, who has worked with an impressive list of global brands including Cappellini, Alessi and Veuve Cliquot, invited Seigneur to collaborate on a reinterpretation of Arne Jacoben’s iconic Series-7 chair for Cult furniture. The Bloom cabinet is the first of their purpose-designed pieces and marks the beginning of an ongoing collaboration.
In the tradition of 17th century French decorative arts, 27 year-old Parisian Arthur Seigneur has spent the past decade refining his craft. A graduate of the prestigious Ecole de la Bonne Graine furniture-making school, he honed his hand as an apprentice first to a harpsichord maker, then to a master restorer. But it was while working alongside marquetry artiste Lison de Caunes, grand-daughter of renowned Art Deco designer André Groult, that Seigneur developed the craft which would become his calling: marqueterie de paille – straw marquetry.