Carved wood & natural finishes
Inspired by nature, architecture and indigenous crafts, Benoît Averly is a sculptor who intuitively hand carves wood to create organic and refined minimalist forms. Thoughtfully crafted in his studio amid the forests of central France, each piece has a strong sense of contrast that plays on the effects of light, line and texture.
Averly’s working environment is central to his practice, and by carefully sourcing the oak, ash, walnut and cherry from the forest around him, he maintains a sustainable and harmonious working practice.
Example works & projects
About the Artist
Benoît Averly is a French artist working from his art studio in Burgundy, France. He studied under the world-leading woodturner Richard Raffan, and travelled throughout North America and Europe to hone his skills with other leading wood sculptors.
Averly has received several awards, including the ‘Purchase Award’ by the American Association of Woodturners (US) and the ‘Young Creator’ award by the Ateliers d’Art de France. Recognised by discerning art collectors in the Middle East & GCC (Dubai & Abu Dhabi, UAE) and internationally, his works are held in prestigious private collections in Europe, North America and the Middle East (Dubai & Abu Dhabi); and luxury hotel art projects in the Middle East (Dubai, UAE and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia).