In the early 1980′s, Franck Valles moved to California. Born and raised in France, the seeds of interest in furniture design were planted by working alongside his father, an antique dealer. Franck was inspired by the diversity of the pieces he helped to restore and sell. His hobby became a profession after he went on to study at The School of the Louvre, in Paris. In 1984, Franck opened The French Tradition and began to make custom furniture in his garage in Marina Del Rey. Now, over 30 years later, his old-fashioned work ethic of precision and quality have been preserved while incorporating the most up-to-date technology.
We take pride in keeping our heritage and our traditions alive while embracing current style trends. The French Tradition craftsmen have incorporated the 18th century handmade quality with today’s technology to combine the best of the Old and the New Worlds in producing a wide range of custom cabinetry and furniture. We believe in using only the finest materials and quality finishes to guarantee a beautiful outcome. Our experts will maintain the style and elegance of your lifestyle while creating interiors for the way you live.
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Our philosophy is really quite simple – a happy customer is a customer for life.