“With the Y lamp, French designer Noé Duchaufour Lawrance offers his sculptural and contemporary interpretation of the Lobi ladder — a traditional and prevalent object used in West Africa, particularly in the Dogon and Lobi cultures. The ladder is traditionally carved from a single piece of wood with a bifurcated end, creating a Y shape. Inspired by the beauty and the simplicity of this purely functional object, Duchaufour Lawrance translated the traditional shape into a symbolic totem of light.
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.”
Born in the south of France in 1974, he followed the footsteps of his father, with academic training in sculpture from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art, followed by a degree in furniture design from the renowned Les Arts Décoratifs.
Noé approaches design with an instinct and sensibility that gives form to projects ranging from architecture to furniture, interiors to bespoke, and limited edition collections. His sculptural work embodies both inspirations drawn from historical art periods and a timeless simplicity with pure, contemporary lines.
Noé splits his time between designing furniture and launching a project in Lisbon named Made in Situ. Since 2020, Noé has collaborated with the bronze artisans of Maison Intégre in Burkino Faso to create a collection of seven sculptural pieces inspired by vernacular architecture."
10.0 x 165.0 x 50.0 cm (3.9 x 65.0 x 19.7 in)