Alain Van Havre
To him, all design embodies the same duality: the aim is to create a timeless product, yet with a hint to the specific moment in which it is made. We are always influenced by the past; however, it is up to us to find the right balance between past and present.
Alain, who is a friend of Philippe Delaisse and Benoit Loos, started working at Ethnicraft in 1999 - first in Operations in Ethnicraft Azur in Aix en- Provence and since 6 years in product development. It was a perfect match, especially since
he considers wood as a continuously evolving material, where boundaries are pushed further every day, creating endlessly new challenges.