Hi everybody !

Last August 2nd , Drawn had the chance to be interviewed by “Les Imprimantes” !

The French website entirely devoted to the 3D printing, has first come back with us to Drawn’s and Galatéa’s origins, as well as the challenges we have faced, to make our project, a reality.

Moreover, we spoke about the various services offered by Drawn, but also the ones we are currently working on, to provide them very soon.

We also dealt with our technical development projects, which are essential to launch our new offers.

Thank you very much to MatC and all the “Les Imprimantes” team for this interview !
We are really proud to have an article entirely devoted to Drawn, on the reference website for 3D printing.

To read the article, please visit this webpage. Otherwise, here is an overview :

Don’t miss our message at the end of the interview, which is specifically addressed to you, readers. 😉

And if you love Drawn, know that you can purchase our creations on our online shop !

Also find us on the social networks, on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Pinterest pages… In short, all our pages ! 😉

Finally, don’t hesitate to check our website to know more about Drawn !

We will return to you soon for more news about Drawn !

Galatea on famous magazine Socialter!

She is now a star!

Galatéa en double page de socialter

it was displayer on pages 8 and 9 on August edition :


Galatéa la star de Socialter. Une double page à l'édition d'Août 2014! Crédit photo = Raphaël Creton

Galatéa star of Socialter.
Photo credit = Raphaël Creton


Here is the original picture :

Crédit Photo : Raphaël Creton

Photo credit : Raphaël Creton


Thanks to all to have been so fan to allow us to become so quick famous!

Hi everyone !


Drawn has today the honor to be on “Les Numériques” !
We are thus taken as a reference to illustrate the rise of the furniture 3D printing ! Let’s go back on our moment of glory ! 😉

Drawn : At the heart of a booming sector


Today, the French website devoted to digital information and objects tests, published an article about the growth of the furniture 3D printing.

It has thus written a true guide. Indeed,”Les Numériques” handles its origins, the possibilities given by this furniture production process, as well as its advantages compared to traditional processes. The website also deals with the sector stakes and its growth consequences on the furniture industry. Moreover, it presents the various existing offers and the players originating them.

And Drawn has the honor and the pleasure to be part of them !
We are thus very proud to be named as being THE « on-demand design store » ! We are also really honored to be presented as the furniture 3D printing forerunners and the most advanced company in the sector. “Les Numériques” has indeed judged our concept as being particularly successful and concrete.

Drawn : Our assets according to “Les Numériques”


The website has thus highlighted our concept and its assets. Indeed, by dealing with the various sector issues, it has also presented the solutions offered by Drawn.

Thus, according to it, Drawn’s great asset is its ability to meet your expectations and implement its prototypes. This allows us to offer custom made and entirely personalized creations, which are produced hyper locally and in limited series.

“Les Numériques” also put forward that Drawn distinguishes itself by large volumes production, besides of design objects.


What’s more, they consider that we rise to the productivity challenge. Indeed, one of the great weaknesses of the 3D printing is the time required for production. Yet Drawn, with barely more than one hour for a seat, proves that soon, the sector will be totally able to compete with traditional industry.


Besides, the website points out an other drawback of 3D printing : the production costs. But Drawn rises again to the challenge, as our hyper locale production, allows us to have very low costs.

Finally, according to “Les Numériques”, we will respond quickly to the need of multiplying and combining several materials.
Indeed, our creations will be soon composed of wood, flax and hemp. In fact, we have already exhibited a coffee table made from wood fibers, on the Paris MakerFaire exhibition.

Crédit Photo : Raphaël Creton

Crédit Photo : Raphaël Creton

The website concludes its article on our projects to come. It thus deals with our wish to develop a network of local shops, allowing everyone to create entirely personalized furniture. It also handles our desire to offer workshop trainings, to raise awareness of design and digital manufacture. Finally, “Les Numériques” speaks about our project to make Galatéa replicas, which will produce 3D printed creations, all around the world.


We want to warmly thank “Les Numériques” for its very laudatory and comprehensive article on Drawn.
Especially because it is not the first time they write about us ! 🙂
We are really thrilled and proud of such a recognition of our work.

If you want to read the article (which only exists in French version), please visit this webpage. Otherwise here is an overview :


You love Drawn’s creations ? Check out our online shop !

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube… In short, all our pages ! 😉

We will return to you very soon for more news about Drawn ! 🙂

Galatea starts to make 3d printed scenography!

Galatea worked hard to create the complete scenography of the theater play « La vie quoi! » played in Lyon on Acte 2 scene last 6 and 7 of July.

This play produced by Aurelie Kavafian was sold out at the 2 representation days.

Have a look at the teaserr :


here are some pictures of the work and furniture:

galatéa a travaillé d'arrache bras pour créer le mobilier de la pice de théatre la vie quoi

galatéa worked hard to print all scnery for the play!


3d printed furniture for theatre play in Lyon on July 2014

3d printed furniture for theatre play in Lyon on July 2014


Mobilier du al pièce La Vie Quoi! de Aurélie Kavafian

Furniture for play “La vie quoi!” – Aurélie Kavafian

Drawn becomes today “pépite” in Usine Nouvelle Magazine

Drawn dans l'Usine Nouvelle

You can read it on page 18.

You can also have a read directly on internet :

We are very proud to receive such honor from this media, a reference related to all industrial subjects in France following our MakerFaire Paris participation.

We are also shown in the Paris MakerFaire article :

Thanks for all, Galatea is very happy.

Social networks are unbelievable! We’re getting excellent coverage already.

The news of our successful venture is traveling around the world at a dizzying speed!

English-language press coverage of Drawn :


Also to be noted:

And more obviously, we’re a pretty hot topic in the French press right now :

  1. lesnumé
  5. Lesimprimeurs3D @ YouTube
  11. OneSec @ Youtube
  14. encore
  15. encore
  16. encore

And finally, exotically enough, kind Russian coverage :

Many mainstream medias are currently contacting us…. we will keep you posted in due time about what they too have to say!


It was a fantastic experience, but all great things come to an end: we’re on our way home from MakerFaire Paris today. What a first edition of the event it was… We’re utterly exhausted, but oh so happy!

Bringing Galatea to Paris and properly setting her up in time was a major challenge for the team (Sylvain Charpiot, producer, and Samuel Javelle, scripter) – no efforts were spared to make it happen.

Since the inception of Drawn, Sylvain has kept in mind the wise words spoken by Steve Jobs at his 2005 Standford University conference * and translated them into the following steps :

  • Safely setting up and connecting Galatea to its power and data inlets – Sylvain learnt a lot about clean and clever welding at an early age as he was setting up his first company, specialized in security alarm systems.
  • Sylvain used all his experience-based knowledge gathered since age 11 as a member of student associations – this played out in a mind-bogglingly successful, last-minute kind of way. See for yourselves:
  1. Drawn was officially founded on June 13th  of this year
  2. The Drawn brand was born the same day
  3. Hauling eyebolts welded onto the robots’ chassis the same day
  4. Drawn @ MakerFaire Paris T-Shirts delivered to us on June 16th
  5. Rust-proff coating applied to the the podiums on June 15th
  6. Event-related flyers delivered to us on June 17th
  7. Booth structural elements delivered on June 17th and installed on June 18th
  8. Freshly-printed business cards delivered to us in Lyon on June 18th , only a day before our departure for Paris!
  • Sylvain organized the transportation of 2 podiums weighing in total 4,5 tonnes – his commissionning engineer experience gathered during a work experience at Air Liquide in scandianvia carrying and assembling elements weighting a few hundred of tonnes came  in handy!
  • Sylvain’s good star, which has followed him around throughout his life thanks to meditation, also played a part in the process  : Galatea did not want to start on friday morning and then suddenly, for no explainable reason, jolted into action. And truck with door locking issues which somehow, the next day, just starts responding properly again…
  • And many other little but oh so meaningful things…

What an extraordinary adventure!

Special thanks to the MakerFaire Paris team for their logistical support and organizing skills, as well as their unfailing availability during the entire event. An extra special nod to Sylvain Clenet, the Event Manager, to Jean-Batpiste Le Clec’H, the Project Leader, and of course to Bertier Luyt and his nice team!

Galatea was surprinsingly docile and efficient during these 2 days! Even in our workshops a few days earlier, she didn’t behave that well!

This allowed the whole Drawn team (Samuel, Galatea and Sylvain) to truly shine in this first edition of MakerFaire Paris, by winning no less than 7 Makers of Merit awards from VIP members of the event!

Makers of Merit for Galatea
Makers of Merit awards

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What an outstanding outcome, especially considering the people who gave us the awards! Here’s their list:

  1. Omar-Pierre Soubra, Director at Trimble
  2. Mathieu from the lefabshop team
  3. Margaux Duteil from the lefabshop team
  4. Unidentified member, but the award had this message attached to it: “Wonderful Job!”
  5. Sherry Huss, Vice-president at Maker Media incMakeZine
  6. Jay Melican, Maker Czar at the New Devices Intel Group
  7. John Bacus, product Management Director – Building construction, Architecture at Trimble (Sketchup)



This show was also the opportunity for Drawn to meet and present its activity to all visitors, including very influential visitors such  as :

Fleur Pellerin découvre l'univers de drawn et reçoit un vase drawn
Fleur Pellerin, Minister Delegate with responsibility
for Small and Medium Enterprises, Innovation,
and the Digital Economy, discovering the Drawn universe
and receiving a Drawn vase from the team
Philippe Starck essaie d'expliquer la notion de prix de revient à Sylvain ingénieur qui a géré plusieurs usines dans sa carrière
Philippe Starck and Sylvain Charpiot,
discussing the price of this new technology


Here are a few souvenir pictures :

Galatea printing Samuel designed lamp
Galatea printing a lamp designed by Samuel
Happy drawn team Samuel, Galatea and Sylvain
The happy Drawn team: Samuel, Galatea and Sylvain
Galatea printing MakerFaire logo
Galatea printing the MakerFaire logo
drawn booth @ MakerFaireParis
The Drawn booth @ MakerFaireParis

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Photo credit : Raphaël Creton

* Sylvain warmly recommends watching this Steve Jobs video,  but also to practice Yoga and meditation ….

This Thursday, Galatea travelled all the way from Corbas (Lyon region) to Paris, and arrived at the 104 exhibition hall at midnight.
Our robot had to beforehand be fitted into a sturdy steel base in order to be able to operate safely in front of the events’ visitors.

Chaussée pour ses salons!
Galatea is ready to go!


Do note that this is a 1.2-ton piece of equipment!

A transportation company was found and contracted at the last minute – it wasn’t too hard to convince them to give us a hand at such short notice: they really liked our project!
Thanks to the AVLM team and especially Aurélie Belhocine, Stéphan Moreau and Philippe Amoroz, our amazing truck driver!
We would also like to thank AITB company for putting us in touch with the very affordable services of AVLM.

Chargement galatéa

Philippe loading Galatea
Galatéa on the road
Galatea on the road
Unloading at 104
Unloading @ 104


In order to equip our stand and allow MakerFaire Paris visitors to admire Galatea, we had to design and build our own plexiglass – safety for all, as well as a 360° view of Galatea at work! Thanks to SP team, especially Nicolas, Cédric Perrin and his sister!


Drawn Booth @ MakerFaireParis
Drawn Booth @ MakerFaire Paris

The flexibility and availability of these service providers, as well as the great forklifting job provided by the Marmonier Team (not to mention the supply of various fastening equipments) contributed to a speedy and stress-free installation of our dear robot. Marmonier, thanks again – you’re definitely a great partner to have by our side…

This friday at 4pm, we were ready to launch Galatea and test her in this new environment!

One minor hiccup  is to be noted: Sylvain, scatterbrained as he can be, forgot Galatea’s key in Lyon and had to go back as fast as possible to return in time for the launch. Thanks to Laurent Martinez’ team for their help in this matter.

Galatéa ready for MakerFaireParis
Galatea, running smoothly!









MakerFaire Paris is now over.
What an amazing experience it was!
More than 650 of you participated in our contest, and many, many more kind and enthused people came over to congratulate us for our achievements. Thank you very much for everything!

What a great joy for both of us (Sylvain & Samuel, the creators of Galatea) to share our experiences with so many new acquaintances. These are the kind of pure joys only FabLab creators and Start-Upers can relate to : when you make a great idea come true with all your heart, the public gives it gack to you wholeheartedly…

Here are the Drawn Contest Results – Maker Faire Paris :

For the 5 vases:

  • Christophe Lebrun – age 25
  • Olivier Casse – age 34
  • Isabelle Philip – age 41
  • Seraphin Bonnaffe – age 25
  • Bernard Amoroz – age 62

For the 3 lamps :

  • Didier Guillemard – age 41
  • David Adoutte – age 40
  • Nicolas Lair – age 22

For the chair :

  • Sandrine De Moura – age 25

All winners received an SMS 15 minutes after their names were drawn…
We will shortly contact them to send them their prize.

Bernard Amoroz already got his one :

Gagnants d'un vase au Concours Drawn MakerFaire Paris

drawn vase contest winner
 @MakerFaire Paris

We’re In the news already! 3DNatives have published an article full of kind words for our new-born Start-Up.

A big thank you to the people of 3DNatives – it’s a most heart-warming welcome gesture from them!

More of the same to come?
We certainly hope so.