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Laura Demichelis

Laura Demichelis

After graduating in bronze making in 2010 from École Boulle, she worked for several years in the workshop of the designer Van Der Straeten in Paris, focussing on furniture manufacturing in bronze. Whilst travelling for a year in Asia, she discovered ancient casting
techniques and was inspired by the materials used in this precious ancestral craft. She lives in Berlin, where her two-year collaboration with the designer Stefan Leo opened up doors to new techniques and materials.

In 2016 she set up Atelier Demichelis, creating entirely handmade contemporary lighting and furniture from bronze.  Her unique creations are entirely handmade in her workshop in the heart of Toulouse and are all signed and numbered. Her inspirations stem from her travels, nature and the every day world that surrounds her.


Laura was born and grew up in Provence in the south of France.

Her degree show 'Dérive' won multiple national prizes and has been shown numerous times.