This website is a place of initiation, an invitation to discover the Art of Life.

Its name pays tribute to the dragonfly, our universal emblem, evocative of the perpetual motion of Life. Indeed, Nature lies at the Centre of everything and brings us back to our own Centre.

Throughout my projects, I have always aspired to create and to convey this Art of Life. I wished to break with tradition in order to form today this ecosystem of well-being, while respecting Nature and its cycles, the land, the Men – farmers, artisans, artists, producers and freethinkers… – and the beautiful know-how.

Through the Domaine des Etangs, located in the Charente Limousine region, a place of Life and of well-being spread over 2,500 acres, in equilibrium between the Sky and the Earth.

Through the Collection Dragonfly, a universal and universalist collection of contemporary and ethnic art, minerals, objects and books, all channelling a message of wisdom, knowledge and heritage.

Through Créations Dragonfly, a line of objects that place the spotlight on the know-how of artisans, respectful of time and of natural resources. Through books, a selection of products and objects related to Nature and its observation, as well as specialties by local producers… which will soon complement the range.

And, today, through opening this “window”,, which will, I hope, reach your heart and your eyes, perhaps fill you with wonder, make you smile and, above all, reconnect you with the essential principles of Nature.

« The First Art is Nature and Life. »

Garance Primat, Dedicated Creative Entrepreneur

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Lame Ailée (Winged Blade) – Knife


3000 €

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Lame Ailée (Winged Blade) – Knife

Coutellerie Nontronnaise
By Christian Ghion
For Créations Dragonfly



3000 €

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Our Story

According to certain specialists, the Nontron, a traditional knife from the “Périgord Vert”, is the oldest knife in France.

Since the 13th century, its blade has been composed of three types of steel while its handle is carved from a single piece of wood that has dried for at least four years. This long history gave rise to a custom… It used to be said that you shouldn’t give a friend a knife at the risk of severing the ties of friendship. According to custom, in order to ward off bad luck, the recipient should give the gift bearer the smallest coin from his or her wallet.
Hence the gift becomes a purchase and the friendship is preserved.

The Creation

We asked Coutellerie Nontronnaise, under the art direction of designer Christian Ghion, to create the “Lame ailée” knife inspired by the dragonfly, the symbol of the Domaine des Etangs. The wood handle, available in oak or walnut, has been sculpted into the insect’s slender and delicate body while its wings rest in the casing.

Care instructions

Hand wash only. We recommend you to clean your steel objects with a slightly damp cloth and dry them with a soft cloth.