-Inspired by the rich and varied ancient crafts of the people of Mexico, Roche Bobois led an initiative giving dozens of traditional Mexican craftspeople free rein to re-invent four of the brand’s most iconic chairs and armchairs: LOOP, AVA, FLORIAN and LULLY.
The “L’Artesania de Vivir” project combines French savoir-faire with local craftsmanship, to create unique and awe-inspiring pieces of art.
Artisans from the Mexican states of Jalisco, Oaxaca, Puebla, Hidalgo, and Chiapas each customised chairs using local aesthetics and techniques. Each region has its own techniques and expertise for textile making, weaving, and sewing that are passed down from generation to generation. Some techniques are in danger of extinction, such as the famous “panos de carrerante” from the community of Venustiano Carranza, where only five artisans remain. The collaboration resulted in 32 stunning and individual creations.