Creativity, craftsmanship and expertise
Craftsmanship that sparks emotions
Today, Maison Tamboite Paris continues that same tradition of quality and perfection based on excellence and innovation, passed down through generations of talented artisans passionate about their work. Created and tailor-made exclusively for each client, our bicycles are above all works of art. They express the timeless spirit and elegance of their trademark. The models that make up our collections are carefully designed and perfected under the leadership of Joseph de l’Autour, our artistic director, and in close collaboration with our craftsmen. If we are constantly focusing on elegance and strength of style, it is because each creation must blend the components of an extremely complex alchemy: refined design, fluidity, pure elegant lines and respect for an aesthetic heritage that is the source of inspiration and modernity. It must also include every technical necessity without unnecessary affectations. All these aspects work towards a single aim: to spark emotion.
“An emotion expressed in each and every detail […]designed and sculpted with meticulous attention.”
An emotion expressed in each and every detail, beginning with the lugs which are designed and sculpted with meticulous attention. Completely filed and finished by hand, their creation demands an extremely delicate touch and intense concentration to express all the skill, artistic flair and expertise of our artisans. With chrome or enamel finish they emphasise the geometry of our frames and add to the elegance of the ensemble.
“ Their creation demands an extremely delicate touch and […] all the skill, artistic flair and expertise of our artisans.”
The same applies to the subtle combination of materials, often noble and sometimes unexpected, that gives our creations such a strong identity and suggestive impact. Naturally, we use hi-tech lightweight steel from the racing world that is both flexible and resistant. But our bicycles also feature light touches of vegetable-tanned, fine-quality leather for sheathing, saddle stitched and with a hand-polished patina. A range of woods in deep, rich colours, traditional and yet extremely modern, always smooth and warm to the touch, are French polished by skilled wood craftsmen.
“Subtle combination of materials, often noble and sometimes unexpected”