In 1966 Henri founded Tujague, fulfilled one of his dreams.
In 1966, Henri Tujague fulfilled one of his dreams when he founded the company Tujague after having worked as an artisan for over twenty years. He bought a factory which had manufactured small wooden souvenirs in the town of Vic-en-Bigorre—his family’s hometown—so that he could build furniture and implement manufacturing processes that did not compromise craftsmanship. Focusing on quality, Henri built Basque-Bearnaise-style furniture to accommodate domestic appliances that were becoming popular in French 1 households at that time. He built telephone tables, television stands, bar cabinets and storage units. He paid special attention to his clients’ needs and quickly identified the need to provide his customers with a selection of furniture pieces. Henri was a pioneer in customization. Equipped with his 20 years of experience, Henri built the company while remaining true to the traditional methods and the nature of furniture- making—environmentally-friendly in essence because it relies on the use of regional wood.
He applied these practices 3 throughout the years and he passed on these values to his children when they joined the family business in 1980. They inherited his love for the craft, for quality and authenticity. Henri’s values shaped the company’s philosophy. Today, 50 years after the Tujague company was founded, his children and grandchildren honour its founder by creating the brand Henri Tujague. It represents his values, a new approach, youth, and the flood of new ideas aligned with the same passion that prompted the founder in 1966 to keep the woodworking tradition of south-western France alive.
Wood and light
In 2000, Tujague opened its new factory. Manufacturing processes are all performed in the same luminous space. These modern and efficient processes —still characterised by craftsmanship— allow manufacturing high-quality, customized pieces of furniture.