(1916 - 2004)
Jean Touret was a French furniture maker, sculptor and designer. He began a career as a painter and then turned towards woodcarving. All his life he continued his aesthetic research by experimenting unconventional use of a variety of materials: wood, paper, copper, zinc, bronze, plexiglass, ceramics and concrete.
In 1950 he started the Atelier de Marolles, in the town of the same name, where craftsmen from different fields worked together; carpenters, an ironworker, basket maker and ceramist. Touret was the artistic director