Through solid expertise and a recognisable identity, the House of Armand
Jonckers conceives exclusive works, bringing together refined metals, precious
minerals, coloured resins and distorted objects, to suggest a poetic universe in a
constant state of renewal. These works involve a kind of alchemy: the search for a point of balance between the original raw material and the human touch. The characteristic engravings of Armand Jonckers’ creations form part of a process related to etching, but border on a primitive aesthetic. Armand Jonckers’ creations are diverse but exclusive; the House only produces one-off pieces, designed and crafted by hand.
One Name, Three Designers…
Two generations determine the artistic direction of the House of Armand
Jonckers, through a constant balance between identifiable aesthetic codes and a
dynamic of renewed creation. Born in Lyon, 1939, to a French mother from Alsace and a Belgian father, and trained at Beaux Arts de Lausanne in sculpture and engraving, Armand Jonckers has been exploring new fields of inspiration since 1964, through which he feeds his creative imagination at the frontiers of design and art. The artist’s earliest sculptures are included in private collections in Paris, Brussels, Anvers and New York. Moreover, it is quite natural that they should adorn homes of exceptional note in Europe and the US, prince’s palaces in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, luxury hotels, or even private clubs. Alexandra Jonckers brings a breath of creativity to the trio at the House. Trained in industrial design at the Beaux Arts de Lyon, Arts et Métiers [school of art and craft] in Brussels and La Cambre, also in Brussels, she is making her first inroads into designing accessories and stage design. Mastering the concept of volume and the technicalities of raw materials, Grégoire Jonckers is a pioneer of new territory. The sculpture in Armand Jonckers crystal, conceived by Grégoire for the Baccarat Hotel in New York, is a perfect illustration of this. As a matter of fact, Armand Jonckers has been invited, as one of several selected designers, to revisit the iconic Harcourt glass, on the theme of ‘explosion’.