In the beginning, it is just a mass of sawed up wood. During its six month voyage in our workshop, our object will have been accompanied by the expert hand of a master craftsman. Planning, adjusting, sanding, varnishing, polishing, lining... Innovating continually, working rare wood essence and noble material ELIE BLEU knows that, its grasp must also caress with patience. Through these numerous steps, impossible to accomplish in just a few days, ELIE BLEU breathes into its objects the creative spirit of a tradition for which it is the guarantor for more than 40 years.
The selection and preparation of the solid wood used in the making of an ELIE BLEU creation are of great importance. Indeed, before it can be used, the wood must cure for many years in open air and it must be uniform and have a fine grain. The beauty of an object also depends on the way the essences of precious wood veneer are used. Certain natural imperfections in the wood, such as knots, dark spots, or holes are part of most veneers, notably burls. ELIE BLEU is committed to avoid them and chooses the most beautifully grained veneers. On each creation is applied numerous very fine coats of varnish. Their inimitably brilliance and transparency are obtained by successively sanding and polishing eight times by hand.
For perfect quality, the lining of the jewelry cases, the secrets cabinet, the valet tray and the leather covering of the picture frames is done entirely by hand. The ELIE BLEU workshop is a luxury manufacturer of humidors, watch winders, jewelry boxes and other wood accessories. ELIE BLEU is regarded as the premier designer and manufacturer of the finest wooden cabinets and boxes in the world. ELIE BLEU produces exclusive pieces for the most famous Parisian jeweler, couture house and luxury brands in the world. ELIE BLEU products are works of art, unique pieces and limited edition pieces