Creation and realization of liturgical furniture

 

I’m very proud to show you the project I designed, imagined and built. Thanks to it, I received the first price of “Prix du Travail Manuel Rotary Club” in June 2014.

These creations are made up of Mahogany and oak with brass and wrought iron’s incrustations. I realized the whole of liturgical furniture: altar, three music stands, credence, bench, three armchairs, wood platform and the cross (except sculptures).

Faced with the huge stained-glass, the blue ground and the architecture creating a game of curves, the picture of a boat came to me.

Boat is often present in the Bible, in particular in the highlights of Jesus’ life: Noe, Jonas and the whale; Mathieu and his apostle’s appeal, the miraculous fishing, Jesus walking on the water…

Jesus offered himself to us on the Cross because he wanted we followed him on his boat.

 

 

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THE ALTAR

 
⦁ His shape evokes the volumes of a boat, and his plankings (boards of the hull) is pointed towards the Cross.
⦁ You can see on this altar the nets of the miraculous fishing, directed from the Cross towards the world.
⦁ The altar outline reminds the welcoming hand, it means the Church welcoming God and the communicant receiving the host also.
⦁ The plankings are made up of Sapelli Mahogany with incrustation of copper thread (to highlight the drawing created by the joints).
⦁ The tray is made of oak.

 

 


THE AMBO

 
⦁ Its lines remind the altar planking drawing. It’s made up of Sapelli mahogany with incrustations of Amaranth 
⦁ To show their importance, the ambo, the altar and the president’s armchair are composed of the same matter and tint
⦁ The ambo body goes down to the floor. It’s the Word of God reaching us from his height.
⦁ Its tray is concave to respond to the planking movement and create a movement of flight / take-off: it’s the Living Word.

 

 

 

THE MUSIC  STAND

⦁ It reminds the shape of the Ambo
⦁ Its lines are pointed towards the Cross
⦁ It will take place more into the liturgy in which it has its own importance but it has another color in order to differ from the Ambo 
⦁ It's made of tinted Oak
 
 

 

THE CÉLÉBRANT'S ARMCHAIRS

⦁ They are placed high up in order to allow the priest to see the whole of community and to be seen. A step facilitates the access.
⦁ The celebrant’s music stand reminds the shape of the other music stands with simplification.
⦁ The seats are made of tinted Oak. The sitting places and the backs have the same curves than the board of music stands.
 
 

THE CROSS

THE CANDELABRA

⦁ In wrought iron, these candelabra remind the coil movement of incense smoke which rise into the air.
⦁ They symbolize the prayer of the faithful rising to God
⦁ They adorn the Altar.