Benoît Averly lives and works in Burgundy (France). Born in 1980, he initiates himself to woodturning at age 22. A short training and several trips to Europe and America allow him to become professional in 2003 and quickly be recognized in his field. Recipient of several awards (“Young creators Contest” of Ateliers d’Art de France, “Purchase Award” from the American Association of Woodturners, USA, etc. ), he still regularly shares his knowledge during demonstrations in different countries.
After a few years, his exploration of wood naturally extends to sculpture. Self-taught and instinctive, Benoît Averly creates in a minimalist style pieces of work with strong contrasts, playing with light, lines and textures. The rigor and sensitivity of his shapes are in harmony with the nobility of a living material. The contemporary spirit of his work allows him to find his place in various locations across the world, the “Art Chalet” in Courchevel, France for example, Dubai, Japan, India and the USA, to name a few. His creations, free standing pieces or wall sculptures are also used by many interior designers and he is exhibited in art galleries in France and abroad.