Founded Paris, France, 2021

Founded by Pierre-Yves Guenec, SOHWL is a timeless design brand that creates precious objects both inspired and produced by the finest French craftsmen. SOHWL welds together centuries-old artisanship and hypermodern aesthetics. Guenec’s designs are noted for their remarkable combination of ancient spirituality and cutting-edge technology. The world of SOHWL reimagines the mysteries of the past and anticipates possibilities for the future to create a unique dance between tradition and innovation

Across furniture, interior, and object design,  Guenec combines his knowledge of heritage workmanship in metal, stone, and marble with a singular, forward-looking vision. Deriving its name from an ancient word for the sun, SOHWL exalts the power, pleasure, and divinity of our star. Universal, eternal, and in perfect geometry, the sun is the ultimate creative inspiration for SOHWL’s exquisite designs. All pieces are handmade in France and bear the signatures of their master craftsmen

Prior to founding SOWHL in 2022, Guenec honed his artistry and technique at the prestigious Atelier Saint Jacques, leading its growth in the United States. Born in Nantes, France, in 1990, he studied at the Ateliers de Sevres and the École Nationale des Beaux Arts before boldly leaving academia to apprentice with master artisans around Europe, developing a hands-on knowledge of craft that distinguishes his approach