Alexis is a french-canadian product designer and furniture maker. With more than six years of experience in furniture making, he graduated from École d’Ébénisterie d’Art de Montréal (EEAM) in 2017. He pursued his studies with a bachelor’s in product design and architecture at the University of Québec in Montréal (UQAM) and then completed a Master’s in design for Luxury and Craftsmanship in Switzerland.
With a background in design and fine woodworking he collaborated with many international brands to develop distinctive products. Alexis seeks to explore a world where new technologies establish a rapport with manual work to create unique, timeless objects. A way to highlight the inherent value of craftsmanship in a world where digital and machine work dominates. A critical look at contemporary society drowned in consumerism, instantaneity and planned obsolescence motivates Alexis to think of design as a generator of change. A response to the challenges of material culture that offers alternatives and generates forward thinking.
While still doing work as a design specialist, he is now based in Portugal where he co-founded Paloceras.