Our Story - Guy's Story
In the beginning . . .
In the early 80’s, Guy Louis-XVI started a Special Effects company called Louis-XVI SFX. He specialized in foam latex appliances, props and make-up for the film and television industry.
Over the years, Louis-XVI SFX expanded to include plaster/resin composite sculptures, lifecastings and Hi-Realism mannequins for museums and private collectors.
Always striving for realism, Guy began experimenting with silicones as a medium in the late 90’s. He quickly learned that working with silicones presented many challenges. For starters, painting a silicone surface to look like human skin was exceedingly difficult. Shine and adhesion, for instance, proved to be troublesome.
An artist with a passion for color and realism, Guy gradually developed his craft through trial and error, finding out what worked and what didn't for many types of applications. Bringing his sculptures to life was one thing, making it easy was another.
Having mastered skin coloring, Guy wanted to do away with weigh scales, measuring cups and silicone caulking, as a binder for oil paints. All this represented an inconvenience.
Through persistent research, development and years of silicone painting experience, Guy designed a system that was as easy to use as opening a tube of artist’s oil paint.
Thus, FuseFX was born.
Within a few years FuseFX had spread world wide and was being used for everything from medical prosthetics and special effects make-up to fine art sculptures and specialty dolls.
The Next Chapter . . .
Sadly, in September 2009, Guy received a diagnosis of esophageal and stomach cancer.
The continued popularity of FuseFX meant he needed help, and in 2011 he welcomed FX artist Kate Daley into the FuseFX family as an assistant.
After a courageous battle, Guy passed away on July 25th, 2012, at the young age of 57.
But FuseFX lives on…..
FuseFX is now owned by Guy's wife Denise Mongeon, with Kate working as manager.
Since Guy's passing they have dedicated themselves to honouring his memory by maintaining the same level of excellence and quality he insisted on for his FuseFX products and by providing great customer service.
In 2018, the FuseFX team expanded to include Kate's husband Tony DiPoce, allowing increased production and the development of new products.