1147 Louis VII king of France embarqued upon the conquest of holy Lands. During the campaing in Asia Minor which resulted in defeat at Damas. The Chevalier de Coppet gained prominence. According to legend, de Coppet made his perilous return from the crusade with aide of the "wine cane" with ad served as the ideal measure for spacing vines. Recreated in this original proportions, the cane has proved by his perfect balance, to be the ideal walking aid.
It is know to day as:
« Le Bâton de Vigne © »
In Latin « Burdus », the pilgrims staff with a rounded top of precious metal, ennobled by the hand of Charlemagne's King of France. The sweeping lines of its lenght are inspired by the form of a grape, and have the fluidity of water. Custom made in the small bordeaux Worshop, in a choice of beautiful hardwoods with the bronze ferrule and tip, the pilgrims staff has been transformed into a charming gentleman's cane.
« My passion for woodwork grew form early childhood, my parents love of art, and the many artisans we knew fired my enthusiasm. At the age of ten I was proud owner of a hammer, and with an endless supply of off cuts, had already begun experimenting with a head full of ideas. At 16 I was apprenticed, and today I am but half way through my journey as a cabinetmaker. I am delighted to say that my work can be found far beyond our region, in Paris and even abroad. These days its my pleasure to share the wealth of my experience, and knowledge with enthusiastic youngsters and so pass on the baton»
Charles-Henri Poirier's workshop : Cabinetmaker, located downtown on the quay. A natural place for a busy workshop offering a bespoke service. Commissions welcome from individuals and professionels, we work hand in hand with our clients from design to execution, and installation. Our intuition, years of experience, and choice of the best materials, insure that our hand made creations are beautiful, functional and of the highest quality. Our service is personal and second to none.
70 Quai de Bacalan
+33(0)6 60 45 55 18
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