Thierry Martinon is born in 1967 in Grenoble, France. His work consists of an aesthetic search for the shape and the material. The outline of the pieces is thought over according to simple and pure lines that endow the object with some serenity. The treating of the surface allows to give a personal touch to the work. In order to obtain the different aspects of roughness, scratch, or carbonization, a precise knowledge of the techniques and meticulous work are necessary. In order to obtain some textures, he even uses a blow torch, a kind of chain saw or acid.
The work done on the material gives birth to a contrast between light and shadow. The notches of the wood create the downstrokes and the upstrokes; the polishings permit the brightness or the dark effect. To this, we must add the nature of the wood which according to it's colors or it's irregularities will contribute to different results. He principally uses local species such as walnut, maple, ash etc. By making use of the specific characteristics of each species and by combining sometimes different materials such as metal, slate or wax linen with the wood, he endows the piece with its special richness.