A love for Kenya brought these two French designers to launch their interior and furniture design company. We were honored to be part of the launch and see their designs up close. Justine Chaumont and Ferdinand Barbier graduated the Ecole Boulle in Paris in 2014 and obtained a masters degree in furniture design. They bring with them experience having conducted projects in different countries with local craftsmen in Yamanashi (Japan), Fez (Morocco), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Accra (Ghana) amongst a few. They have also worked in partnership with companies and institutions like the formidable French Museum Le Louvre and Intercontinental Hotel Paris Le Grand.
Together with Betty Montarou and Adrien Roudaut, Justine and Ferdinand designed the chair and desk above for the French Company Mejencia (French leader of office furniture design company). Quite honestly, their talent is undeniable and what they have done here is truly promising. Well now, they are in Nairobi, working with Justine’s mother, Lilo (an artist herself) and craftsmen and have splendidly created an immense body of work in under 2 months. Enough about how great these two are; check it out.