About Emmanuel

— Emmanuel Jonckers

Functional Precious Art Design

Each piece is unique, is created and performed as a oeuvre, with an approach of the subjects and a philosophical development of the creative idea. To the delight of collectors and especially for Emmanuel’s own pleasure.

The designer designs and combines practice and harmony in the environment and everyday life, he creates concepts to live. He explores the functional aspects of the elements.

The craftsman is in love with the material, he approaches it, tames it, he knows it, he masters the art of using his hands and tools in extension. It reveals the nobility of the material through his meticulous work.
He sublimates it through different processes. He knows the desired result and puts all his talent at the service of a specific goal.

As the artist plays with the materials, he is experimenting with the possibilities.
The artist creates with his heart and emotions, he materializes the elements by giving them life and soul.
He explores the emotional interactions between his creations and the human.

Emmanuel does not consider himself as a designer, as an artist or a craftsman, he sees himself as a mix all of them.

” For me a designer must know the materials, he must master his tools. He must know the limits to overcome them. “

Culture of science and quest of art

« My universe is in constant interaction with the sciences, to understand the material, the molecular structure of the elements and honor them. Constantly observe our surroundings is essential. Learn to see and understand is part of us because we are elusive explorers. »

« We send man into stars and physicists in matter, man is an explorer, he is never satisfied with what he knows, he wants to know more and more. We all seek something, and we will always seek, otherwise life will lose all its flavor. »

« My engravements represent the structured anarchy of elements, like open doors on organic and mineral. They are a projection of our universe’s reflexion. »

The material shaped by nature sensually mingles with the material human chemistry has shaped.

« I am fond of what comes out of the ground, and of complex settings human could create with chemistry. »

Emmanuel Jonckers has this philosophical mindset about how voluptuous elements can be. Organic or mineral, they are related by what they are composed of: carbon.

« I am fascinated by the Infinitely Great and the infinitely small, by organic and mineral, worlds that have no limits but those of imagination. I am fascinated by science, and the human capacity to read it and to understand it as he is beginning to do, by space and time, by quantum mechanics… »

How did it happen ?

Ever since he was a kid, Emmanuel Jonckers, a Belgian creator, has lived in the world of Artist Furniture. Both his parents were art furniture designers, their works were mostly made of engraved metal.

« As my father did not really know what to do with me, he would take me to his workshop where I spent my days helping with the work and experimenting. Often, I would go down to my mother’s workshop where she drew features for the engravement with most care. I took my pencils and drawing sheets to join her in an almost meditative universe dedicated to drawing and creating »

He grew up a curious and passionate kid. After his parents split up, he created strong bonds with his surroundings, each relationship leading to a new passion : alchemy, the study of ancient Scriptures including hieroglyphs and kabbalistic characters with his spiritual father Roger Ferrari and his wife France Ferrari, truly extraordinary characters with an atypical culture, also very great friends and collaborators of Hergé the father of Tintin, geology with his grandfathers, one a geologist and the second a jeweller, the search for refined objects with his father-in-law who was an antique dealer…
He is close to the univers of Ado Chale being friends with his grandchildren and many others artists..
Since childhood, these encounters and experiences have stimulated his artistic senses and have built up his world.

He studied art and worked to create interior decoration and scenes. Jack-of-all-trade and material lover, he learned welding, engraving, working on glass, resin, and wood. « I dabbled in all sorts of craft and artistic works: mechanical, decorative, building, digital, watchmaking, jewelry,… »

He created his first works, luminaires made with recycled bronze pieces, by giving ancient objects a new aesthetic. Since he was young, Emmanuel has followed his father’s and mother’s path in creating art material episodically.

He has learned a lot beside his father Armand Jonckers and his mother Nadie Jenatzy. For a few years, after an experience of imminent death next a rupture of aneurysm, having had a strong will and an incredible chance to survive, Emmanuel has questioned life and its motivations, realizing that the visible universe is only a part of the world around us. Struggling and reshuffling his brain, he redeveloped his cognitive system to improve his knowledge and better understand the mechanisms of the elements, listening and perceiving better with instinct, which increased his sensitivity and perception.

« What makes you find that an object is beautiful, what reassures you at the sight of an object ? These are questions that we do not always understand but that we feel regularly. In fact, it is our instinct that guides us, according to the codes of our personal evolution and the laws of the universe, which also means that we do not all have the same tastes. The problem is to be aware of that, Leonardo da Vinci had understood most of these mechanisms. What obliges us to be demanding towards ourselves, think carefully before materializing things or to let our instinct guide us naturally, which is less and less frequent these days.. »

It was at this point that Emmanuel fully emancipated to explore his own universe. Fascinated by the rocks beauty and noble materials, he aims at enhancing them while respecting the original material. He creates sober, sensual and timeless objects, which sole presence is fascinating although they are delicately subtle, naturally and easily fitting in any interiors of any style. « I am not trying to do spectacular, I think it does not remain in time. The way I see it, spectacular is already there in the universe. You only have to take the time to behold it deeply. »

In his soberly and sensually curved pieces, the artist makes inclusions of noble metals and alloys, he draws and interprets the reliefs of metals by drawing inspiration from the elements that are part of the universe.