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July 15, 2018

July 15, 2018

Hampton’s Cottages & Gardens magazine

“Jean-Michel Andriot's Handcrafted Backgammon Boards Are Game Changers”

Behind the Hedges Oct 5, 2018

Behind the Hedges Oct 5, 2018

Behind the Hedges magazine: “Master Craftsman” column

“…The artisan has since delved deep into a rabbit hole of ideas and experimentation with results dazzling enough to attract both Quogue Gallery and Noted Gallery in Southampton to represent him…”




The backgammon board which Jean-Michel designed and built is not only a “stunning work of art” but very practical. It was a surprise gift for my wife and she has been more than pleased. Everyone who comes into our home here in Kauai, Hawaii comments on the boards beauty, quality and craftsmanship. The use of Hawaiian woods and designs also add a major plus to this piece. J-M was also fun and knowledgeable and great to work with.....Thank You.

S Cookson - Kauai, HI

Jean-Michel was a pleasure to collaborate with. He helped my mom and I design a personalized backgammon board for my dad’s birthday. It’s the perfect artful addition to my parents’ beach bungalow! I look forward to playing when I’m in Florida. You can’t go wrong with his exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Sara Reichardt - Austin, TX


It was a pleasure working with Studio Jean-Michel on the creation of our backgammon table. We first saw his work at the Dune Deck Hotel and were very impressed. We found his studio (clean, organized and impressive), and met with Jean-Michel there. We came up with an idea and he was able to make exactly what we were looking for...
The results are a family heirloom we will enjoy for many years to come!

L. Edwards - Westhampton Beach, NY

Studio Jean-Michel created a custom designed backgammon board to match my beach house living room. I provided photos of fabrics and room, from these Jean created a beautiful board that we will treasure for years. I couldn’t be more pleased with the final product!

Tara Griffith - Westhampton Beach, NY