Background. After studying Applied Arts at the École Duperré, he founded Atelier LZC and made custom pieces for Baccarat, Cartier, and Van Cleef & Arpels. In 2009, he undertook a new artistic adventure and took an interest in jewelry and etching techniques. He is currently an art director at the École Supérieure d’Art Conte, which specializes in design, textiles, and fashion. He continues creating new limited edition items such as wall jewelry, wallpapers, etchings, and fine stationery.

Signature. A multi-faceted body of work created through modified etching techniques, which has resulted in highly unique and eclectic pieces. A universe that reexamines decoration and sits at the crossroads of two artistic techniques.

He loves art above all else. Sources of inspiration include the art nouveau of René Lalique, Chinese paper-cuts of the Gaomi folk art tradition (on which his sculptures are based), and 17th-century still lives from the northern school.

Top pick. His mural sculptures for which he cuts the copper plates used to etch the copper, paper, and fabrics. The colors of his sublime custom wallpapers that evoke drawings from ancient frescos.

What’s up. A profile in the book Encore! The New Artisans published by Thames & Hudson; a wallpaper installation inside the restaurant Lucas Carton in the Galerie de la Madeleine in Paris; design of a folding screen for the exhibition honoring Christian Dior at the gallery Le 6 Mandel. 

Portrait Copyright © Rodolphe Baras

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