Frédéric MATAN Stone Carver and Sculptor

TV episode 3 – Bas relief of the Medal of the Best Workers of France on the facade of the orangery of my showroom!

Made in France showcased by the EPV label – Living Heritage Company

« Made in France” clearly shown with the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant label

A unique French government distinction associated with the recognition of exceptional expertise, the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV, or Living Heritage Company) label aims to highlight businesses whose products are made in France, in order to boost growth.

 

Innovation and tradition: The main assets of French craft and industry

Alongside its position among the world’s biggest manufacturing powers, France harnesses rare and traditional expertise, often linked to art and culture, as well as strong technological innovation.

Within companies, the cultivation of these quality-based assets makes for the detailed manufacture products of high added value, whose popularity extends worldwide. This is not limited to products from the fashion, beauty, interior design and gastronomy sectors, but also professional, optical and leisure equipment, plus the production of prototypes, make up some of France’s leading industries.

 

 

 

Facade of an Orangerie style XVIII

Production of the finished work: 600 hours 30 tons of stones Condition: the main structure is laid, all the ornaments, sculptures, moldings, and pavements remain at How, as well as the ornamental size of the 3.20 m high fountain. Interior fittings: paving of different kinds of French stones with a central marquetry Customized. Stairs and benches in stone. Project size: 14 mx 4.30 m Havre: 4.30 m

Frédéric Matan Stone Carver
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The Excellence of French Know-How

The Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Company, or EPV) label is a mark of recognition of the French State, put in place to reward French firms for the excellence of their traditional and industrial skills.

A unique French government distinction associated with the recognition of exceptional expertise, the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV, or Living Heritage Company) label aims to highlight businesses whose products are made in France, in order to boost growth.

Faced with growing global competition and trade globalisation, recognising the quality of French products is not straightforward. The EPV label was created with the backing of public authorities to facilitate the identification of craftsmen and industries with rare expertise.

Based on a rigorous selection procedure, EPV’s objective is to highlight the technical excellence,creativity and cultural scope that stems from manufacturing activity. Among the distinguished companies are goldsmiths and silversmiths Christofle instrument-makers , Bois d’Harmonie cutlery-makers , Graveline and caterers Potel et Chabot .
The EPV label: Supporting outstanding French talent.

 

 

 


Frédéric Matan conducts creation, interior design and restoration for individuals, private companies or public communities and French administration.

Frederic Matan is recognized by Monuments of France and he often works on most well know historical monuments.
In 2004 his skillfulness is officially distinguished by his peers and he has been rewarded as a Best Craftsman of France (« Meilleur Ouvrier de France ») as a Stone Carver and Sculptor.The title of Best Craftsman of France is the result of many years of work and personal research.

Frédéric Matan – Stone Carver

From 1988 to 1990, Frédéric learned the stonemason craft working at Association Les
Compagnons du Devoir and at the Tour de France near Paris. This organization has held an
impeccable reputation in France for over 70 years. In 2010, this guild was included by
UNESCO on the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
• Matan continues his training by working on multiple projects in different regions of France:
Bourgogne, Saumur, Anjou, Touraine, Corsica, the French Riviera and Champagne.
• He displays his talent while highlighting his creativity during the prestigious restoration of
historical monuments in the Paris region. Included: the Supreme Court, the Cluny Museum,
St Maclou Tower in Paris, the Richelieu wing at the Louvre, the National Assembly pilaster
and the Saint Eustache church fenestration.
• His work expresses a passionate, symbiotic technique of the stonemason craft, design and
architecture.
• With stone carving being a relatively unique specialty in construction, Frédéric makes a point
of highlighting his work through a broad list of prestigious and diverse clients.

 

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