[ FRANCE ]
Tired of a continual repetitive and busy life, former architect François decided to radically change his life and start over by designing surfboards. An artist at heart, he finds materials such as everyday cardboard and creates unique pieces by hand. Concerned about ecological innovation, François became a naval architect and engineer and is presently fascinated in creating products and recycled materials for a surf industry that’s more creative, sustainable and ecological.
In 2021, he’s starting his own brand to start the production of TRASHBOARDS for surfers and skateboarders. Obsessed with the discovery of a new horizon, he travels around the world to get inspiration. Check out his awesome cardboard skateboards.
“I felt like I needed to restart something from the beginning, take time to learn something new, get stoked again, like when I was a kid. I quit my comfort zone and I started drawing visions that I felt in the water. As for shaping, it wasn’t always easy to get materials to shape a board, so I started to look at what was around me and use it. Cardboard is everywhere and has some pretty sick properties in terms of rigidity and floatation.”