Henriod Paolo - Farming equipment
Paolo Henriod starts to work when he’s 14 years old, right after having finished his middle school exams. At twenty he becomes owner of the little business that his father started and before him, his grandfather. Paolo’s son is already showing interest in following his father’s footsteps so a fourth generation of coopers is foreseen.
He mainly produces farming equipment, particularly those used in cellars such as vats used to ferment grappa, barrels for the ageing of wine, tubs to pickle, little barrels for the collars of St. Bernards, churns to make butter, “Tsanon” (or small wooden buckets) of various sizes, umbrella holders and many other objects that his clients request, always attaining to his main productions.
This artisan adheres to the “Chemin des Artisan”, a tour of the various Valdostan artisan workshops, which are open to the public. You will discover the fascinating artisan world on this tour: the savoir faire (or know-how), creative thinking, working techniques and the materials used to create the pieces. All the productive categories of the Valdostan handicraft sector are included in this tour: furniture, sculptures, farming equipment, household objects, ect. The workshops may be toured only with a reservation made by phone.