Serge THORAVAL was born in Paris, at the bottom of the stairs of the Sacred Heart of Montmartre; as a young boy, he wants to be an engineer and spends hours on detailed drafts of a car, moved by
elastic bands. In 1989, jeweller friends ask him to help them sowder accessories for the Yves St Laurent collection they worked at; this meeting is the trigger for his creativity, and within a year,
Serge has produced his first personnal pieces, and works in collaboration with various fashion designers on accessories and jewellery for their shows. In 1994, with the help of his partner,
Geneviève, Serge opens his workshop and for the first time shows his own range at the salon 1ere Classe in Paris.
They are immediatly contacted by japonese and italian agents, and by the journalists
of influent magazines such as Elle, Madame Figaro and Women Wear Daily .
All the strengh in this work comes from his poetic, intimate world etched on beaten, wrestled metal bent into sensual shapes;
hammered gold, silver and bronze, delicate mesh bracelets and rings, mixture of cristal and stones. In january 1999, Serge dies in a motorcycle accident in Paris.