Welcome to Matériaux Authentiques, your source for antique materials and furniture with a soul and a story to tell. Since our founding in 1999 by Jean Vianney Dewailly, we have dedicated ourselves to hunting out and restoring unique pieces to enrich your living and working spaces.
Our story begins with the passion and expertise of Vianney, a visionary who saw the priceless value of materials and furniture with a lived experience. His eye for the exceptional quickly transformed Matériaux Authentiques into a trusted name in trading rare pieces. In 2017, Tanguy Douart, a talented young architect, joined us, elevating our bar and restaurant fit-out projects to a professional level. The family expanded in 2022 with the arrival of Quentin Lepers, who brought our company into the digital age, paving the way for e-commerce.
Our team is the heart of our company, made up of four cabinetmakers - Justin, Max, Adrien and Tadek - who combine traditional craftsmanship with contemporary creativity. Seb and Ahmed, our dynamic handlers, are the heroes who ensure that every piece is handled with the utmost care. The team spirit continues with Murielle and Stan, our dedicated sales team, Viktoria and Alexandre, our committed community managers, and Marina, our meticulous accountant, who all ensure the smooth and successful running of our daily operations.
The mission of Matériaux Authentiques is to give new life to the treasures of French architecture and design. Each item we save and restore is a piece of history, a celebration of craftsmanship and timeless beauty.
We invite you to join us in our quest to push the boundaries of restoration and reuse. Whether you're looking to develop a commercial space or enrich your home, we're here to help you realize your vision with authenticity and prestige.
For a glimpse of our projects, follow us on our social networks, or better still, come and visit us to see our magic in action. Together, let's keep the story going.
With all our passion and dedication,
The Matériaux Authentiques team
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It's time to introduce you to the people behind Architecture et Matériaux Authentiques 👀 Today we present VIANNEY Dewailly, our mentor (in all modesty). With a degree in Art History, he began his career as an antique dealer in Lille, then became the manager of a bar (his passion for good wine must surely have had something to do with it...) Following this, he went on to open a start-up "ART WORK". In 1999, Art Work and Nord Matériaux merged to become 🎉 Architecture et Matériaux Authentiques 🎉 which moved into a converted textile factory in Tourcoing in 2001. As you'll have gathered, Vianney has a full CV (far too full for an Instagram post) and his passion for old materials has never left him. #architecture #materiaux #vintage #authentic #anciens #homedesign #architecturelover #maison
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It's TANGUY Douart's turn to be introduced! Tanguy, 27, is Managing Partner of AMA. After studying architecture for two years, Tanguy flew to Singapore for seven months to work as a young architect for a WY-TO company. In April 2015, he completed his internship at Architecture et Matériaux (little did he know that, 3 years later, he would become the partner of the man who was his boss at the time). He then obtained his Master's degree from the École Nationale Supérieur d'Architecture de Paris La Villette in 2017. Here he is in 2018, managing partner of AMA! As you can see, Tanguy is persevering and passionate about architecture, which explains why he's joining AMA today!