In 1999, VLD PARIS - Vitrines Lelièvre Driot - ensued from the merging of Driot and Vitrines Lelièvre, two companies known for over a century for their craftsmen skills and their work quality.
Two brands both specialized in storefront design and brass display. Today, their methods remain and evolve with the new technologies towards decorative locksmithing in order to answer to architects and designers expectations.
In 2010, VLD PARIS developed its activity with art ironworks and reinforced metalwork in 2016 with the induction of Joël Orgiazzi's company, art metalworker since 1967.
Since then, the company continues to benefit from the best craftsmen and partners in the crafts of decorative locksmithing, metalwork and ironwork arts.
From the 18th century private hotel to the more contemporary setting, VLD PARIS follows its quest for excellence.
Today, the company offers to its clients a full and high-end solution which confers an international reputation. Each work achieved in its workshops is unique. The new opportunity for a perfect execution is made after listening carefully to the client, the attention given to the preparatory sketches and works.
All along your project, we put you in direct relation with our business managers. Between our workshops and your expectations, they listen to you in order to end up offering you a made to measure product.
Inside our Study Office and with a constant collaboration with the business managers, our designers come up with 2D/3D creations on computers or by hand, carrying on the craft traditions, and wisely following your recommendations.
From Ivry-sur-Seine in Paris to Lyon, our workshops include the best craftsmen and partners in the crafts of decorative locksmithing, metalwork and ironwork arts. An alliance of skills mixing up in each creation.
A pre-assembly is made before the permanent lay up of our products. The installations are conducted by us. A spreading through the world that requires quality teams and services.
The elegant brass mingles with structures like screens, glass or alabaster furniture, and any other matter imagined by the designer. Polymorphic, it adapts with all shapes, curved or cubic - a delicate exercise perfectly mastered by our craftsmen.
The brass, when decorated with a nickel, chromium or gold deposit, can look very different. It can also be chemically handled by creating multiple patinas that will cover it with a bronze medal or gunmetal grey finishing for instance. The combining of these tints with a polished, satin-smooth, brushed, beaten or microbead substantially increases setting possibilities.
For definite attractive rendering, steel, stainless steel, wrought iron, aluminum or copper must be chosen.
Steel and stainless steel are used to create wide made-to-measure products as glass walls, front doors and front windows. Wrought iron is used for handrails, taffrails or conservatories. Sometimes decorated with scrolls made out with foundry or metal turning (ancanthus leaves), in accordance with the desired harmony. Easily workable, aluminum and copper are used for extractor fan decoration and any other decorative furniture.
We are aware that our major challenge is to give a perfect sturdiness to our products and to get rid of any flaws such as sharp screws or noticeable welds. Thereby we stay focus to create products that seem plain but in reality are the result of a technical achievement. A high level exercise that requires a perfect material control.