SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE HOSTS MAISON INTÈGRE’S EXHIBITION IN PARIS AND LOS ANGELES
Saint Laurent Rive Droite invites Maison Intègre to SLRD stores in Paris and Los Angeles to exhibit their work.
Maison Intègre was created in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, in 2017 by Ambre Jarno. Ambre Jarno moved to Burkina Faso at the age of 24 where she quickly became interested in African art, a passion that lead her to meet artisans and access ancestral knowledge, notably the ancestral technique of casting bronze with lost wax.
A few years later, Maison Intègre was born with the ambition to promote excellent craftsmanship from Burkina Faso, “the country of honest men” to which it owes its name. Since 2017, they have been making bronze furniture and objects using recycled metal and natural materials. They collaborate with up to fifteen craftsmen with a variety of skills and set out to provide them with a constant level of work.
Last year, Ambre created her own foundry, a space that brings together all the artisans. The workshop houses all the human and technical resources needed to create bronze pieces. Through this project, they seek a long-term approach to quality and excellence by developing the bronze lost wax technique while preserving its authenticity.
Today, Ambre spends her time between Europe and Ouagadougou where she lives in the ‘artists’ district to be as close as possible to the workshop with her team. The uniqueness of the objects of the Maison Intègre lies in their apparent simplicity, while behind these forms lies a great complexity. Maison Intègre responds to orders from private clients, designers, architects, artists and luxury brands who wish to engage and support their activity.
At the same time, the Association Maison Intègre (AMI), aims at developing, supporting, and accompanying the community of the bronze craftsmen in Burkina Faso. A presence on the ground that allows them to act with full knowledge of the local problems and issues. The objective of this organization is to create a virtuous environment that benefits the entire community over time.
Maison Intègre has collaborated with Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, Brendan Ravenhill, François Champsaur, Pia Chevalier as well as with Charlotte Thon & Marc Boinet and launched a special edition for Les Ateliers Courbet.