Pierre is one of Lyon's leading figures in textile design.
September 70, end of ninth grade, Pierre wanted to enter the Beaux-Arts but was refused by his parents.

Nevertheless, he joined the ranks of textile designers in September 70, for a four-year apprenticeship.
He stayed on Rue Royale until the last workshop closed, then continued as a freelancer in the 90s. Pierre took the opportunity to develop his business and ease his frustration by running workshops at the Beaux-Arts in Lyon.

Craftsmanship and know-how surround this profession

"When you started out in this trade, you learned to 'have a hand', 'have a gesture'." And this gesture was learned from the apprenticeship master's own hand.

His apprenticeship master was one of the great florists. He was a rose specialist.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Lyon had a long tradition of flower schools, in painting, drawing and horticulture. They fed off each other.

"Our fathers were exceptional. Once they picked up a brush, or even used their fingers to trace the delicate petals of cherry blossoms, the result was simply extraordinary."
Unfortunately, in Pierre's opinion, this know-how has been lost over the years. Only England continues this tradition.

"Everyone goes with the times, then adapts it to their own style".

Textile design is an art form, and a skill that has to be acquired. That's where the complexity lies: being a technician, having a hand, being inspired by current trends, while at the same time making a strong artistic statement.