Cardboard appears in Emilie Mazeau-Langlais’ life at a very young age. As a child, she builds play houses out of huge cardboard boxes. She will later come to discover furniture and pieces at antique dealers’. Her passion for Louis the fteenth style naturally drives her to creation from a necessarily perennial material. Cardboard imposes itself. From then onwards, she hangs around art crafts-men’s workshops where, for hours on end, she contemplates the high-pre- cision work, the shape of the tools, the techniques... And so in 2006, Emilie Mazeau Langlais creates her rst piece of art which has since become the emblem of her demand- ing know-how : a Regency chest of drawers made with small pieces cardboard taped together. Since then, the technique of this self-taught artist has undeniably evolved. Emilie evokes the down-to-earth constraints of working with cardboard. Her own designs and plans, to begin her three-dimensional creations, come from her preparatory work. It comes as no sur- prise that she is the only one today to master the technique, as a craftsman would. These creations cannot be mechanized. Emilie Mazeau Langlais’ unbridled virtuosity, falls within a neo-rococo style, kindles the passion for fretted frames and indented ornaments, willingly asymmetrical. A reputed French-style know-how, serving technical prowess and aesthetics.