Protecting the core values of yesteryear while embracing those of tomorrow. It was a topiary which provided the inspiration for the adventure which sprang from Bernard Forestiers passion for French style gardens. His passion for beautiful things was matched only by his love of the materials to be worked. This creative spirit flew in the face of existing traditions and saw the botanical arts being introduced into the home, including the creation of woven metal wire items to present new designs which were always lightweight and well structured; combining poetry with humor.Over time, Forestier made a name for itself thanks to its quest for providing a fragile balance between nature and design including the elegance of its pure styling and its preference for raw, authentic materials enhanced by the work of craftsmen.
Ten years after it was founded, the company changed direction following the death of Bernard Forestier. This change saw the company focusing increasingly on luxury and natural items, shapes became increasingly sophisticated, with an increasing focus on lighting and color without losing that distinctive quality conveyed by the craftsmen's skills.The challenge was to forge the future without renouncing the past; to strengthen the identity and power of the brand, marking out its unique place while also finding new roads ahead. Forestier successfully reinvented itself as a creative and poetic brand, with design, nature and raw materials as its watchwords.
Born in France in 1972. Emmanuel Galina studied Art in France and completed his curriculum at the polytechnic of Milan. He worked with Antonio Criterion for 7 years as a senior designer and project manager. Dividing his time between Perigee, Paris, Milan and Beijing, Emmanuel absorbs the world to deliver a positive vision of it.View other products by Emmanuel Gallina