In the 1960’s after studying at the Ecole des Métiers d’Art, Gilles Charbin (mistakenly called Pierre by journalists for a long time) obtained his diploma from the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts (French National School of Fine Arts). In 1966 he exhibited his paintings at the Jacques Verrières gallery in Lyon. In the 1970’s he favored resin as the exclusive material for the sculptures, furniture and decorative objects he created. His furniture pieces were produced in very small quantities and he mastered this medium, especially in color mixing and inclusions. He became an unavoidable figure at the Salon des Ateliers d’Art at the porte de Versailles in Paris and regularly participated in various foreign art fairs (Geneva, Milan, etc.). His collaborations with architects and decorators of the 1970’s and 80’s were well noticed and his creations were exported to numerous countries. The beginning of the 1990’s brought him back to traditional artistic techniques, and he then consecrated his time to painting and teaching drawing and painting on which he published many books. The products of ten years of research and work, Gille Charbin’s resin pieces are all one of a kind.