Jonckers, Armand

Sculptor, antiquarian, mineralogist, decorator: Armand Jonckers defies definition, though he likes to call himself a “handyman.” Born to a Belgian father and a French mother in 1939, Jonckers, who lives in Brussels, studied sculpture at Lausanne, Switzerland’s school of fine arts from 1957 to 1962. 

Upon graduating, he embarked on a number of creative endeavors: dealing in antiques, studying mineralogy, collecting gems and decorating residences and boutiques, including the clothing shop Lollipop, two Saudi Arabian palaces and the club Le Fashion, a favorite of the Paris elite. From here, he began designing furniture, much of which reused vintage objects and materials.

Jonckers evidences a style that some have referred to as baroque with a touch of humor.