Bonjour, my name is Francois and this is Le Workshop.

I am a French Master Artisan. I moved from France to New Zealand in 2007 and established Le Workshop in Hawkes Bay in 2013.. I live by the sea with my wife Sarah-Lee (designer), our daughters, Poppy, LouLou and son Francis.

I studied cabinetmaking/ joinery in France with 'Les Compagnons du Devoirs'. From here I worked and studied for seven years within a range of woodwork including shop-fitting, boat-fitting, traditional French joinery, carpentry and cabinet-making. 

Our work includes bespoke cabinetry, heritage listed restoration as well as small spaces and tiny houses.

Our work is created with an emphasis on traditional french techniques that reflect the honest characteristics of wood where practicality meets aesthetic design.