about the workshop

Maxime de Simone Maxime de Simone is self-taught , he has been working metal since 1976 in his workshop located in the south of France, in the middle of the magnificent natural environment of the foothills of the Larzac plateau. He learned the basics of his trade during a trip to the Orient and through contact with French and South American craftsmen. He refined it throughout his career with the open attitude of a researcher, an explorer of new and unconventional techniques.

Its collections are very original : we find there the work of bronze sculpted in unique pieces at the melting temperature, the silver melted on the surface of the bronze which gives it its "reticulated" appearance, the marriage of these two metals by soldering delicate threads and silver plates on the bronze and other more traditional techniques such as work with punches and the crimping of fine stones.

" When I create a jewel, two things are important to me : that it is beautiful, in its proportion, its line, its decoration and that it is pleasant to wear. The earrings are light, the bracelets rounded. No protruding roughness on the rings or on the pendants. Maxime at work Top of the page My inspiration has its roots in prehistory, a period when bronze was often worn as adornment. It goes through Africa, India and the Middle East. It is no stranger to the spirit of the times either, to what young people wear or to "costume jewellery". May this jewel you wear allow you to reveal or affirm a subtle aspect of yourself, that is my dearest wish."
Maxime de Simone

Maxime de Simone workshop

View of the workshop located above the hamlet of Fontreboule

Maxime de Simone workshop