Edition of 8+4AP | Signed & Numbered
Resulting from the immersive collaboration of the metalsmiths of Maison Intègre in Burkina Faso and French designer Noé Duchaufour Lawrance, this contemporary and sculptural interpretation of the archetypal African chair design draws inspiration from the iconic Palaver seat originally designed as a travelers' folding chair — consisting of two intersecting wooden shapes. Maison Intègre's metalsmiths sculpt the chair as one continuous form, giving a sense of softness to the angular silhouette.
Maison Intègre is an Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso-based bronze workshop fostering the long lineage of craft in West Africa. Founded by Ambre Jarno in 2017, Maison Intègre's Burkinabe artisans carry on the lost wax bronze casting technique that has largely remained unchanged since its inception millennia ago. The atelier invites contemporary designers to create individual pieces or cohesive collections. For Maison Intègre’s inaugural editions, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance has created a series of seven sculpture pieces that embody and draw inspiration from the architecture and design of Burkina Faso.
Cast Recycled Bronze w/ Hand-Rubbed Brass Patina
*Bespoke patinas, textures, and finishes available upon request
H 44.5 x L 29.9 x W 31.5 in
H 113 x L 76 x W 80 cm