I've always had a passion for authentic objects that develop a patina with time and use.
OnOffOriginal, represents my work with leather.
My creations are in the direction of simple and useful objects.
The seams are handmade for most of the items.
I choose my leathers with care, they are natural collars, from vegetable tanning.
Sometimes I also like to transform objects that have already lived to give them a new use.
The objects created by Jean-Marie are life companions. Reliable, practical, remarkably efficient.
You believe them to be defined by your wish list to date unfulfilled. They are the ones who choose you and surprise you.
The objects created by Jean-Marie are works of craftsmen. Tireless quest for the right gesture. Respect for the immense knowledge accumulated by the Ancients. Unstoppable technique, precise, attentive to the smallest details that make all the difference.
The objects created by Jean-Marie have a natural beauty. Pure, obvious line. The function guides the form without taming it. The eye feasts on this sober material, bearing the patina, the marks of time. The hand finds and handles instinctively.
The objects created by Jean-Marie are friendship gifts. Unique.
Jean-Marie is a purist.
Whether in photography, his first love, or in leather work. For him, the essential is in the texture, and above all in the respect of this living material. This leather that he loves when he puts on this unique patina of wear, this feeling of experience and hidden stories.
OnOffOriginal is its creation line. He designs and develops useful, simple and elegant shapes. From bags to jewelry and knife cases, Jean-Marie makes unique pieces or small series.
“I use noble materials: leather of course, but also linen, cotton for the seams and brass for the buckles and other fasteners”.
Jean-Marie has this particular gift of knowing how to assemble and let the slow process of transformation take effect.
He likes to customize objects that speak to him. A flea market buckle is enough for him to imagine a new story.
“I like to start from a forgotten memory to give it new life. When I create a bag, I need to think about the silhouette that will wear it”.