Cabinet Making, Stonecutter, Metal & Art Foundry
The four workshops Saint-Jacques, created within the Coubertin Foundation, constitute its living heart. They represent excellence in each of their activities: carpentry, ironwork, stone cutting and art foundry. They are driven by more than a hundred men of highly skilled craft, renowned for their skills and dedication.
The jurisdiction of these four workshops and the technological quality of the equipment they have, allow a rapid and appropriate responses to the creation of sites, development and restoration of the most demanding, in France and abroad.
The complementarity of this expertise of Ateliers Saint-Jacques allows the craftsmen to finally intervene in a simultaneous and coordinate manner on major technical issues or complexities. Their experience is recognized worldwide.
The carpentry of Ateliers Saint-Jacques is known for their high quality wood work. They design, create and install their work of traditional or contemporary style, in which all woodworking techniques are implemented. Their work consists not only the creation of custom wood fittings but also the restoration of historic buildings requiring a high level of technical expertise.
The metalworking enjoys an international reputation for the realization of exceptional work. This workshop of Ateliers Saint-Jacques restore all kinds of metal works, related to building, layout, decoration, furniture or sculpture. Mastering both old techniques and avant-garde techniques, they intervene indifferently on the ancient heritage or on contemporary buildings. Besides metals such as iron, steel, stainless steel, bronze, copper or brass, they sometimes even use more rare metals such as titanium.
The stone cutting workshop is able to meet all needs of its clients, such as decorating architects, private companies, public institutions or individual pieces. From the sketch of the project to the final installation of the work, as every part of Ateliers Saint-Jacques they care about being in contact with their clients to make sure their pieces fit the expectations, whether its about very contemporary creations or restoration of old pieces.
Founded in 1963, the “Fonderie de Coubertin”, which is now as well a workshop of Ateliers Saint-Jacques offers sculptors the opportunity to perform real creativity during the realization of their works, surrounded and accompanied by a team of high-level professionals. The quality of execution and the desire for perfection, but also the ability for costumers and sculptors to watch and listen, makes the foundry a very special separate workshop. Part of their work is not only the restoration of lead, copper or bronze but also the creation out of zinc and steel.