Backgorund. After several years spent in Burkina Faso and West Africa, working for a French TV network, Ambre Jarno founded Maison Intègre in 2017. The brand’s name – which translates as House of the Honest- is a direct homage to the etymology of Burkina Faso, which means “land of the honest (incorruptible) men”. Set in Ouagadougou, the brand creates bronze objects based on the ancestral know-how of the lost wax technique. Each piece, produced in small series from recycled metals, is handmade in collaboration with Burkinabe skilled bronzesmiths.
Signature Style. Inspired by the shapes of customary and traditional objects from the West African cultural heritage, Maison Intègre creates original, imaginative designs. By revisiting the region’s traditional crafts and inviting designers and artists to partake into a creative adventure inspired by the brand’s spirit, the ancestral know-how of bronze casting takes on a new life. Ambre spends most of her time in Burkina Faso as her relentless hands-on approach is crucial to the design and production of each piece. Her strong commitment to local artisanship, combined with an array of unique collaborations, is at the core of creating bronze objects that are utterly contemporary, yet exquisitely traditional.
Show Stoppers. The Echo lamp, a powerful piece whose light reflections seem to tackle the material by way of clever design. The lamp’s organic shape evokes an almost mystical presence, radiating a very subtle emotion.
What’s Up. Maison Intègre joins The Invisible Collection, and debuts at Nomad St. Moritz. Ambre Jarno is currently working on a new collection that will be unveiled in early summer.