The Delambre & Frère atelier was set up in September 2010 by Maëlan Delambre, who got his diploma in graphic design the preceding June. Aged 23, Maëlan decided to launch his design activity in collaboration with his brother Aurélien Delambre, hence the name Delambre & Frère. A qualified engineer, Aurélien takes part in the elaborating of prototypes. All the fabrication processes for the atelier’s pieces are carried out by the Delambre family firm, which was founded in 1983. The rising generation thus conserves high quality artisan production skills, associating them to a clear option in favour of contemporary design. Delambre & Frère make furniture and objects. With a background in manufacturing, their universe is that of precision tools and is informed by the excellence and understanding that only craftsmen can put into their creations. Each detail expresses a strong idea. The objects designed and produced by the Delambre & Frère atelier aim at putting French elegance back into contemporary living space – something so many interiors lack. Their small series function as signs charged with a symbolism that invites thought on themes as diverse as modern-day living, history, the function of objects, or the specific environment in which the individual purchaser has chosen to put it. By doing so, they add refinement and a feeling of enhanced quality of life to the owner’s interior: instead of being anonymous, these design objects are highly personalized.