Obazine edited by Mayaro

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Obazine edited by Mayaro

The architectural composition, the straight lines, the arches…: Suddenly, the visual elements of a De Chirico painting come to mind. Yet, this stunning bookcase designed by Laurent Jaffrennou, and edited by Mayaro, was inspired by a “conditorium” the most ancient type of armoire found in French churches, designed to safely preserve precious liturgical objects.

Obazine is a modular creation comprising folded steel units and oak shelves, punctuated by arches that become niches to stage curiosities and artworks alongside books. The two separate components can be assembled into one single four-meter-long bookcase.

Its layout is an invitation to be creative and dress it up with your favourite objects and beloved books; unless you just want to enjoy its sheer, sculptural presence and display it as a work of art in itself.

Mayaro Editions

For their first series of pieces in the Craft Editions Collection, Mayaro partnered with designers Godefroy de Virieu and Stefania di Petrillo inspired by their sensibility to gestures and the emotion which lies within hand-crafted objects. At present, de Virieu is the AD of “Petit H” collection, by Hermès. Each piece is made-to-measure, and inspired by imaginary travels: a balloon in the sky, a trip to Saturn, a walk in a chestnut forest, a visit to a jeweller’s atelier… The signature style of this first edition is the mix of natural, almost raw materials such as wicker or chestnut wood, with leather and rusted metal: all elements that become even more beautiful with the patina of time.  Other statement pieces embody the know-how of cabinet maker IOTA Element, such as the Suspended bookcase which can hide or reveal a secret window, the delicate weavings of Frédérique Lamagnère, or the ethereal yet luxurious feather fans by Duvelleroy.

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