The Mathon soul is attached within the family’s history, driven by Roger Mathon, grandfather of the current leader, Aude.
From the post-war period, the artist Roger Mathon, trained at the Arts Decorative and at Ecole Boulle, deployed its creative talents in various artistic fields such as painting, modelling and ceramics. After gaining various experiences, he eventually settled on jewellery drawing. He drew his inspiration from nature and the lush environment of his country home. The animals of the forest, the plants and the flowers feed his creations with an organic aesthetic, thus creating the Mathon style. Inspired by his creative genius Roger sketched, painted, carved boxwood and shaped bronze, in search of silhouette and texture. He imposed quickly his vision and unique style to the Parisian Houses and workshops that multiplied orders. At work as in the country house, where they raised their children, Roger was supported by his wife Louise. In the early 70’s, they took over Atelier Bournadet, thus obtaining a workshop to manufacture Roger’s creations. It was a lavish era where everything was allowed, the projects were numerous and they moved forward faster.
Shortly after, Roger enlisted his children, who brought within their area of expertise a new growth. Catherine, incorporated within her jewellery designs coloured stones and within her jewellery designs, which laid down the signature of the MATHON PARIS brand. Frédéric undertook the overseas market, laying the foundation for Asian and American development. Pascal introduced the first technological innovations into the workshop, skilfully combining craftsmanship and modern techniques.
In the 2010s, the couple Aude and Jean-Baptiste, gradually joined this venture. Together, they combined a humanist approach to management with a controlled method of production.
Beyond the creation style, nature has filled the soul and heart of the Mathon family with simplicity, sincerity and authenticity. Discretion and humility are the fundamentals. This is why Aude and Jean-Baptiste put at the heart of their workshop’s development kindness and love of delicate craftsmanship. This was achieved through the intelligence of craftsmen combined with decades of business expertise.
These values reflect the mood and the Mathon style. They have shaped the workshop and continue to shine today.