PALABRE BR/I

PALABRE BR/I

Designer

Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

Manufacturer

Maison Intègre

Circa

2022

Edition

Edition of 8+4AP | Signed & Numbered

Description

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.

Materials

Cast Recycled Bronze w/ Hand-Rubbed Brass Patina
*Bespoke patinas, textures, and finishes available upon request

Dimensions

H 44.5 x L 29.9 x W 31.5 in
H 113 x L 76 x W 80 cm

Weight

100 kg

Lead Time

16 Weeks

Price

Upon Request

PALABRE BR/IAteliers Courbet presents Maison Intègre & Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance Limited Editions - The Palabre Chair Hand Crafted in Bronze in Burkina Faso
Maison Intègre

Maison Intègre

Maison Intègre is an Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso-based bronze workshop fostering West Africa's long lineage of craftsmanship. 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.

In 2022, the studio built a comprehensive workshop to support the artisanship of fifteen artisans, a meaningful step to protect the craft traditions and provide a livelihood for the artisans. Jarno cultivates dialogue between the artisans of Maison Intègre and bronzesmiths of her native France, who have had the opportunity to visit the workshop in Ouagadougou to share their respective time-honored techniques. 
 
Maison Intègre invites contemporary designers to develop pieces or cohesive collections. The inaugural collection brings the artisans in conversation with Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance to create a collection of seven sculpture pieces that embody and draw inspiration from the vernacular architecture and design of Burkina Faso. 

Maison Intègre COLLECTION

KASSENA TABLE BR/I KASSENA TABLE BR/I  Y LAMP Y LAMP  KASSENA SIDE BR/I KASSENA SIDE BR/I  KASSENA PLAIN KASSENA PLAIN  MASK SCONCE BR/III MASK SCONCE BR/III  RETRO LAMP I RETRO LAMP I  PALABRE BLK/I PALABRE BLK/I  MASK SCONCE BR/VIII MASK SCONCE BR/VIII  MASK SCONCE BR/IV MASK SCONCE BR/IV  MASK SCONCE BR/VII MASK SCONCE BR/VII  MASK SCONCE BR/VI MASK SCONCE BR/VI  MASK SCONCE BR/II MASK SCONCE BR/II  MASK SCONCE BR/IX MASK SCONCE BR/IX  MASK SCONCE BR/V MASK SCONCE BR/V  MASK SCONCE BR/I MASK SCONCE BR/I  PALABRE BR/I PALABRE BR/I  RETRO LAMP II RETRO LAMP II  MASK SCONCE BLK/III MASK SCONCE BLK/III  MASK SCONCE BLK/I MASK SCONCE BLK/I  MASK SCONCE BLK/VIII MASK SCONCE BLK/VIII  MASK SCONCE BLK/VII MASK SCONCE BLK/VII  MASK SCONCE BLK/V MASK SCONCE BLK/V  MASK SCONCE BLK/II MASK SCONCE BLK/II  MASK SCONCE BLK/VI MASK SCONCE BLK/VI  MASK SCONCE BLK/IV MASK SCONCE BLK/IV  KASSENA TABLE BLK/I KASSENA TABLE BLK/I  KASSENA SIDE BLK/I KASSENA SIDE BLK/I 

PALABRE BR/I