Dura is a project which came from our fascination for the « Pietra Dura ». This technic from the Renaissance is a kind of semi-precious stones marquetry. We had the chance to meet a French master of this subject : a well known « Maître d’Art » who works with stones since more than 30 years for prestigious clients (Chateau de Versailles, Cartier, Piaget, …), and to visit his Parisian workshop, to observed his technics. The idea of this project is to break the codes of traditional marquetry while gluing the pieces on a slab of glass and using the transparency of the stones. This work is still in progress.
© Images by Marina Daguet & Nathan Baraness.