Florian and Thomas are new to GMT, but they are mindful of changing expectations, enamored with the beauty of this antique yet contemporary material, eager to contribute to the future development of their ancestral and empirical vocation. Their mission is to offer clients a single point of contact to ensure efficiency for projects combining stonecraft and marble masonry.
Florian learned the trade from a stonecutter who had initially come to work for his parents. Following a summer cutting stone with his mentor, he trained in stereotomy, the ancient art of hewing and assembling stone. He began his career restoring historic monuments before leaving to work in the Middle East, a special and captivating destination for marble lovers. Today, he applies his extensive technical knowledge and his disciplined work ethic to architectural and decorative projects in Paris.
The men of Thomas Engrand’s family have been marble craftsmen for four generations. This is not a trade that can be learned; it must be lived. Thomas, whose ancestors sculpted funerary monuments in the north of France, trained with his father before setting off on his own. He started by managing the marble inventory of a French company, in the process greatly enhancing his knowledge of the different materials, and then moved into the luxury sector, working with Cartier, Vuitton and Hermès.
With Thomas selecting materials and Florian in charge executing projects, together they form a dynamic and perfectly complementary duo.