From left to right: Julien Maïeli and Germain Bourré
Julien Maïeli has a diploma from the Higher National Institute for Garden Architecture (Paris). He has worked with his passion for landscape in various agencies, companies and institutions in France and abroad over a number of years. He created the “J2” company in 2007 and developed projects involving gardens, large landscapes and town planning in both public and private spaces. For the benefit of his customers, he used both his practical sense, which he had acquired from an intensive experience in the field, and his aesthetic sense, intrinsically linked to his profession as a garden designer. In 2009, a new collaboration began with Germain Bourré, a designer; this combination of skills has been a basis for new ideas which have developed their joint vision of the landscape and have found their full meaning in the Garden at Chaumont.
Germain Bourré did his training at the [Higher Institute of Art and Design in Reims. He then spent five years working in close collaboration with Jean-Marie Massaud. In 2005, he created his agency in Paris and cultivated the multi-disciplinary aspect of his profession. From product design via culinary design through to spatial design, each project is a quest for meaning, coherence and aesthetics, where complete success depends on the quality of the exchange. Plants play a major role in his work. Whether they are in the dish or in his objects, they contribute to the design by their qualities and their intrinsic needs. With Julien Maïeli, since 2009, he has been making the frontiers of design and landscaping easier to cross, so as to generate pertinence and meaning.