In the 1980s François Duel embarked on a design career, inventing furniture combining industrial and noble materials. It is exhibited at the Pont Neuf gallery in Paris, at the Paul Ricard Foundation, at the Arcelor gallery in La Défense. He is one of the young creators of houses and objects and becomes one of the precursors of IPN furniture. Chargé de mission for contemporary art in the city of iss Les Moulineaux, he finally reconnected with art in 2016, driven by a desire for new materials, simple, light, essential. His works have a primitive aspect of drawing, unique and refined features. Expressiveness is easy to express in the details that bring a touch of colour and recreate reality. The formats are small. Some works are constructed as puzzles that bring together several polyptych paintings of four to nine pieces, each of which can be isolated from the others or form the whole work.