The first thing you should know about Antoine Proulx is that there is not, in fact, an Antoine Proulx.
The company name actually comes from that of Marc and Richard Desplaines' grandmother, Antoinette Proulx. At the turn of the century, Antoinette's father was a builder of fine homes in New England.
A century later, in 1993, Marc Desplaines founded the Antoine Proulx collection of handcrafted furniture when he became frustrated at not being able to find a dresser. He designed one, and asked his brother, Richard Desplaines, who was already established as a master furniture maker, to make it for him. A design-build partnership was born.
Antoine Proulx is an extensive collection of finely crafted furniture such as armoires, beds, benches, desks, and tables. Balance is a key component, and is often achieved through asymmetry and cantilevering.