About Us

A history of encounters and affinity 

I have always been attracted by working with materials (wood, fabric, clay,...) and ethnology (master in anthropology). The craft of a country is strongly linked to its history, its culture.

When I discovered bamboo tableware at a Christmas market in 2007, I fell in love at first sight! I was fascinated by this rigid yet flexible material, which could be transformed into rounded shapes through the work of the material.

From this interest, I discovered a country, a culture, a gastronomy through Catherine and Jean Yves. I had found a product that combined my taste for craftsmanship with that of a culture whose gastronomy inspired me. That's how the adventure started...

Fair trade and traditions

Bamboo is a living material, which grows naturally in Vietnam. In addition to being light, strong and insulating, bamboo is naturally hygienic and not very porous. Bamboo bowls are the subject of renewed interest from an ecological point of view, particularly in fair trade. Catherine and Jean-Yves are trying to promote this unique piece of art that has been made for centuries.


The manufacturing is handcrafted, everything is done by hand. The artisans are mostly rice farmers who, between two harvests, produce cooking utensils. Their know-how is ancestral. As a heritage in its own right, it is a real vector of preservation of traditions.

Immersed in water for several weeks, bamboo loses its cellulose and becomes rot-proof. Once dried, it is cut into strips, which are rolled up into a disc of the diameter of the final object. The disc is hammered on a template to take shape and pack the slats. Finally, a cone of bamboo strips is forced into the centre of the disc, which forms the bottom of the bowl.


The surface is covered with resinous gum, a vegetable latex from the breadfruit tree (Artocarpus altilis) mixed with soil (sumac). The sumac is the base of the lacquer. This texture, which blackens as it dries, will serve as a support for the 5 successive layers of lacquer, applied by hand. To the very long drying time, about ten hours, it is necessary to add the sanding of the object between each coat of lacquer to obtain a perfectly smooth finish.

For the "eggshell" finish, the same latex/earth mixture is used. Then the eggshells are applied and crushed with a wooden spatula on the object. The work thus obtained will be covered with the desired colour and then sanded until the shell fragments reappear. The shells come from duck eggs - thicker than those of hens.

Unique product, variation in shape from one object to another.