Eager to master a craft and work on her own, Gwenaëlle de Kergommeaux embarked on training with master craftsmen (imitation of wood and marble in decorative painting at the Art and Craft Training Institute in Ivry sur Seine and introduction to lacquer at Catherine Nicolas in Charenton). She then decided to open her studio in Paris in May 2005, rue de la Forge Royale.
Gwenaëlle concentrates her first creations from old furniture in order to mix their history and contemporary lines. Looking for furniture from the 20s to the 60s, she draws inspiration from the lines of furniture until she manages to interact with the forms by questioning its function.
The piece then becomes Object.
By nourishing the piece of furniture with materials, such as lacquer with inlay of eggshells, the imprint of shagreen, gold leaf, fabrics, leather, she reinterprets and extends the object to create unique pieces.
Fascinated by Chinese culture and her husband being of Chinese descent, she combines Chinese and French cultural heritage in her new designs on furniture, lamps, paintings, fabrics and home accessories.