If there is one artistic practice that unites every team member and every department at Rinck, it is drawing. From the conceptual and artistic sketches by our architects and designers, to the meticulous and exacting sketches of our sculptors, to the technical drawings by our design offices and 3D modelling and printing, our business always begins with a single line. Be it ornamental or technical, it is the foundation of all our creations.

Ornamental drawing

Ornamental drawing, the lingua franca of the decoration trades, is rooted in the history of architecture, applied arts, and decoration. It is used to beautify buildings and furnishings, adding symbolism and aesthetic enhancement, ever in keeping with their history and era.

As the starting point for large period boiserie projects as well as more modern decor, ornamental drawing brings the client’s dreams to life, respecting the proportions and traditions of the chosen century while dynamizing the decor in keeping with the aesthetic intentions. Experts in the languages of classical ornament as well as those of Art Deco and the 20th century, our draftsmen and -women work with the hallmarks of every style to create interiors – vast or intimate – for homes and apartments the world over.

From a rocaille shell for a project exuding grace and elegance in the scrolls and curves of the Louis XV style to a 20th-century sideboard featuring straight lines and modernist bronzes, ornamental drawing is a discipline that requires in-depth period expertise, rigor, and inventiveness. Having this understanding of the languages of classical ornament – some with aesthetic codes dating back to ancient Greece – allows those responsible for the drawing to move through the centuries, dovetailing fidelity to historic designs with creativity – for a result with accurate, elegant proportions and distinguished decor.

Technical drawing

Rinck’s teams, especially in the interior-fitting workshops, are known for the precision of their technical plans. They are wholly accustomed to integrating a multitude of data and are veritable founts of knowledge, channeling their wisdom and experience into the pieces on which they work, incorporating all the forms of artisanry present.

Technical drawing follows strict rules and standards to accurately represent the dimensions, shapes, and characteristics of pieces and objects. The drawings are created using computer-aided software that ensures tremendous precision, as well as easy updating when changes are called for throughout the process. These drawings may include plan views, cross-sections, elevations, isometric views, and other types of views, providing detailed representations of the object’s characteristics, the materials used, the tolerances, the dimensions, and all other specifics considered important, even essential, to a proper understanding of the project and, consequently, its faithful implementation. These are then used to communicate the design and production plans to the craftspeople in the workshops. They also serve to communicate with clients and partners in discussing the design of their project.