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A statuary vocation
In addition to urban and contemporary furniture, the GHM foundry also carries a traditional artistic statuary vocation. Manufacturing techniques have hardly changed since the first third of the 19th century. The founder of the factory, Antoine Durenne, created there the trapped elephant and the horse by Pierre Louis Rouillard adorning the forecourt of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. The process starts with a plaster model, created from an original modeled in clay. The molder works with siliceous sand mixed with resin and arranges pouring channels and vents for the gas outlet. The mold is coated with a layer of graphite to prevent adhesion.
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