Since the creation of Maison Intègre in Ouagadougou in 2017, Ambre Jarno has had bronze furniture and objects made in Burkina Faso from natural and recycled metals, according to the ancestral know-how of lost wax. The workshop brings together around fifteen craftsmen with multiple skills for whom the designer wishes to ensure a regular volume of work so that they can live from their know-how.
Maison Intègre collaborates with designers sensitive to its approach, Brendan Ravenhill, Charlotte Thon & Marc Boinet, Pia Chevalier and François Champsaur for the first pieces and, more recently, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance who has just signed a collection of tables, lamps, sconces and chairs. Through this meeting with international designers and artists, the goal is clear for Ambre Jarno: to make known to the rest of the world the work of Burkinabe craftsmen, the collections thus marketed allowing these talented craftsmen to improve their living conditions.
By making crafts a lever for economic and social development, the designer also founded the Association Maison Intègre (AMI) in order to provide support to women, regular assistance to craftsmen and their families through access to education and health. Since the beginning of the year, anxious to ensure a regular volume of activity for the Ouagadougou workshop, the designer has developed Maison Intègre Studio and offers objects and accessories in recycled bronze with freer shapes and accessories for home, such as coat hooks, handles, hooks and lamps… at more affordable sizes.
In Burkina Faso, the word Adé is an invitation to take a seat, to sit down when you receive someone. Often accompanied by a gesture that indicates the direction, Adé could be translated as “there it is here”. This stool reminds us of the shapes of the seat of a Sénoufo stool and the foot of the central part of an Ashanti stool.
Dimensions : L .63 cm x 38 cm x H.34 cm
Materials : Polished or rough finished