Made in Vosges
MANUFACTURED IN AN ECO-FRIENDLY WAY
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO OFFER THIS 100% HANDCRAFTED PRODUCT
We met Stéphane with whom we discovered the pleasures of using natural wood. We obviously wanted to offer you an authentic and natural product that matched our values. We really got on well with this carpenter from the Vosges. Discover this handmade soap holder, 100% made in France.
A soap holder created and made by Stéphane Ouvry
Stéphane opened his carpentry workshop on 1st February 2010. It is located in the Vosges, Rue des Provinces in Saint-Nabord, near Remiremont - La Coquette in France.
Inspired by the desire of being creative and the pleasure of working with solid wood, grown without human intervention, his craftsmanship involves high quality natural wood.
Today, our small team trusts him with the task of creating our soap holder.
100% natural solid maple wood
With Stéphane, we chose maple wood to make our soap holders as this wood is hard and stable, and usually used in interior carpentry for furniture, staircases, and wooden floor. Maple wood comes from forests in Alsace and Lorraine in France, where the forest resource is essentially public and managed in a sustainable way by the National Forests Office.
This wood is tannin-free, it won't stain the bathtub or washbasin where it’s kept. It will regulate the humidity levels and absorb water and soap.
Wood is a natural material, it therefore varies in its colours and its grains. This means that all our soap holders are unique ! As this wood is a living material, it will evolve and change in colour. To allow our soap holder to maintain its colour and to be able to keep it the damp conditions of a bathroom, we have added a flaxseed oil protection, from sustainable agriculture.
No screws or adhesives, carved from solid wood
Stéphane works alone and with his tools.
The maple for his soap holders comes from sawmills close to his home in Lorraine, a very densely wooded area.
With beautiful planks that he cuts with a chainsaw, he sizes them with a handsaw to get the widths. He then alignes and shaves each bit to obtain nice parallelepipeds.
The shaping wheel, the ripper, and the saw band allow him to give each product its final shape and properties.