In search of the real “coup de coeur”, EXCEPTIONAL and AUTHENTIC, we have made the 70 YEARS OLD ARTISANAL GRAPEVINE VARIETY!
To achieve this, we had to go off the beaten track, find the exceptional vine, prepare it and sand it by hand with an exemplary finish. Then we treat it as naturally as possible by steaming it. The first rule of the Old Branch workshop is that we do not use any chemical products! Finally, we make a harmonious foot for it, in raw material, made of wood or metal to emphasize the lines of the vine.
It is with pleasure that we present our creations and offers reserved for professionals who love the authentic.
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The trend is towards natural wood, with an authentic and unique design. The sandy deco vine is a perfect match for Nordic and modern decor.
Think natural wood sculpture in vine stock to dress up your room!
Be creative by adopting sanded wood lamps instead of driftwood. A 70 year old wood that grew in the vineyards of Nantes!
The nature of the wood and the light of our wooden lamps will give a warm atmosphere to your interior.
You have a chic shop, you are an architect or interior designer, you have a restaurant, a hotel, a wellness area, you have a wine estate or you are a winegrower, you are looking for tailor-made and exceptional products, we meet your needs:
Sale of grapevines as is
Sale of sanded and treated vines
Transformation according to your needs
We chose it first of all for its authenticity, the nobility of its wood and for its originality.
Both long and twisted, it unfolds its branches to the rhythm of the seasons and the harvest. The winegrower prunes the shoots and shapes its silhouette for decades. No two grapevines are alike in nature. Unique in their kind, our grapevines have an average age of 70 years and have all grown up in the Nantes vineyard in Vallet: the capital of Muscadet.
Better known as a corkscrew, it had its hours of glory with our parents and grandparents. We remember the outings in a grey van, you remember the Citroën Type H! As a family, we used to fill it with grapevines and bundles of vine shoots for barbecues. Even the barrels had trouble finding their place…
If we inherited corkscrews made of grapevine, it is thanks to its longevity. It must be said that the wood is of a rare hardness.
You understood, we like this wood for its nobility, the artistic challenge and also for all these memories which rocked our childhood.
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This is because it is a difficult wood to work with, which gives its full value as a decorative object. It has several successive layers of bark with soft and hard parts in the heart of the wood. Like all wood, it needs to be exposed to the weather for several months or even years to dry out, to lose its sap. Depending on the sanding methods used, raw wood changes colour. It can be light like driftwood or dark like old wood. We use different grains of sand to obtain different warm colours. It is often during the sanding process that the richness of the shapes and therefore the aesthetics of the wood is discovered. We particularly appreciate this moment of discovery. It is the moment when we project ourselves into the artistic creation. The stump then becomes a decorative vine. After many attempts to treat the wood, Nicolas and I finally opted for a traditional and 100% natural method.
We offer it a second life, a new function: to decorate an entrance hall, a meeting room or a living room.
Between the traditional plant and the wooden sculpture, the sanded grapevine brings a certain natural chic: French elegance!