Valentin Bouriaud AKA bûchette is a french product designer who started shaping longboards in 2019 using the thin air press technology. From building the mold to apply the varnish on the deck, every piece he makes is unique. He sees the whole process as a source of inspiration : The choice of wood, colors or the way he builds the mold will impact the next steps of his work and influence the shape, the artwork, or even the grip job of the final piece. Top of the board, bottom and edges are always having a kind of conversation.
Through his projects, his main will is to celebrate the aesthetics of the wood and its singularities. Paint, marquetry, carving, burnt wood... he wants to explore a variety of techniques to serve each concept at its best and never get bored. As a longboard dancer, he cannot consider his boards only as artworks so they can always be taken off the wall for a ride.