Born in Paris in november 27th 1973.
Before creating my furniture designing company Gcdk De Sign in 2004, I worked 8 years in the broadcasting industry, in a documentary production firm in Paris in France.
While I feel the need to change professional life, eager to follow craftsmanship, I jump into professional art and craft studies, between 2000 and 2004 (imitation wood and marble in painting, initiation to the lacquer, initiation to technical of wood).
In April 2005, I open my studio in Paris.
I initially focuse my scope of work on old furniture, with a large interest in its possibility to mix the history with contemporary lines. Using old pieces of furniture from the 20’s to the 60’s discovered in second-hand, I get inspired by the lines until I manages to interact with the shapes while questioning it’s function. The piece then becomes Object.
The furniture is fed with materials such as eggshells, faux-shagreens, gold leaves, silk. I re-think and give a second life to the Object in order to create unique pieces.
In november 2008, with my husband (Chinese’s origine) we decide to live in China.
I continue it’s way in Beijing, crossing identities between antiquity and modernity. I combine therefore Chinese and French cultural heritage in my new creations on furnitures, paintings, fabrics and home accessories. And I collaborate with architects for decorations interiors.
Gcdk De Sign is a work of art witch mixes precious craftsmanship and multicultural heritage.
Since january 2018, I live between Paris and Beijing.
Gwenaëlle Chassin de Kergommeaux