Touret, Jean

(1916 - 2004)

Jean Touret was a French furniture maker, sculptor and designer. He began a career as a painter and then turned towards woodcarving. All his life he continued his aesthetic research by experimenting unconventional use of a variety of materials: wood, paper, copper, zinc, bronze, plexiglass, ceramics and concrete.

In 1950 he started the Atelier de Marolles, in the town of the same name, where craftsmen from different fields worked together; carpenters, an ironworker, basket maker and ceramist. Touret was the artistic director

 

Bloomberry is an antiques dealer specialized in exquisite twentieth century design, founded in 2005 by Patricia Keurentjes and Leander Meerman. Our strength is that we read the past differently and do have a keen eye for yet little known masterpieces. Our company is housed in a former textile factory that spans 5.000 square meters. It is located just near Maastricht, in the south of the Netherlands, within two hours from Amsterdam, Bruxelles and Cologne. Only part of the collection is shown on the website. A visit -  by appointment only - gives you the full insight.