Adrian Meier-Dentzel / UFACTO

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Adrian Meier-Dentzel recently moved to Paris to work with master craftsman, David Toppani at UFACTO. He took some photos of their recent projects and sent them our way… We’re really stoked to have a peak at what’s being created and invented at the UFACTO establishment, and with Adrian tinkering… Thanks, man.

UFACTO is the name of the furniture studio where I work in Paris. Architectural models, prototypes, sculptural things I’m still trying to figure out, and furniture, of course, are all part of the daily work flow. Many designers, mostly French ones, have their things made here. The pieces are one-of-a-kind or small-edition only, usually no more than 12. Big, famous, celeb designers who have contracts with gigantic, fancy pants manufacturers like Vitra, Cassina, Kartell, and Ligne Roset, often have their gallery pieces and prototypes made at UFACTO. Even though much of the workshop’s output has an industrial feel, it is truly an artisan establishment. There are usually no more than 10 people working in the shop at any given time. David Toppani, the owner, master craftsman, and fabrication genius, is a very nice and quietly great man. So nice, in fact, that he let’s me use the studio and all of it’s fantastic tools to work on my own projects.

Start below with David Toppani, the patron of the workshop…
Click on the image to be directed to Glass Cube, where Adrian discusses in detail, the projects you see here from UFACTO.