As a saddler and luxury leather designer and restorer Guy Chanel creates custom hand made riding saddles, leather luxury good and office furnitures. Leather specialist,
13 years of experience at Hermès House Paris. Member of the "Grands Ateliers de France".
Guy Chanel was born in Lyon, France in 1958. Following his studies and training in saddle making, this impassioned rider joined the Hermès ateliers in 1976. There, he worked in the saddle atelier for 13 years, spending the last two years in Saddle Research Management.
In 1989, Guy Chanel longed for independence and opened his own atelier. Since then, he has drawn, designed and hand-made saddles as well as leather goods on individual order. He also restores leathers on furniture and antique objects. Always attracted by what he has never made, as if to meet the many challenges of leather, Guy Chanel now is often called on to participate in prestigious interior-decoration projects.
Today, Guy Chanel is one of the rare French saddlers to make such diverse leather creations. Quality, perfection and professionalism are the touchstone of his art. It is no wonder that Chanel’s expertise continues to attract a demanding clientele of impassioned private and professional riders: they have made his reputation far beyond French borders.
Leather specialist he creates horsing saddles on measure, use leather in whole interior decoration. The sleeving of leather furniture, the creation of luxury leather goods.
"Quality is not a luxury. Enjoy your visit.".