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Fri 25.3.

Handcrafted furniture from Morocco and Cambodia by Amandine Chhor & Aïssa Logerot (FR)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 25.03.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , , , ,

'artisanat du sud', side tables produced in Morocco, by Amandine Chhor & Aïssa Logerot, 2011

The Paris based designer duo Amandine Chhor and Aïssa Logerot realised these fantastic projects in cooperation with local associations and skilled workers from Cambodia and Morocco. ‘artisanat du sud’ is the newest series of furniture handcrafted by women from Akka oasis in Morocco. The tables tops are made from woven palm leaves.

'artisanat du sud', table tops made from the traditionnal technique of the weaving of palm leaves, by Amandine Chhor & Aïssa Logerot, 2011

'artisanat du sud', side tables produced in Morocco, by Amandine Chhor & Aïssa Logerot, 2011

The project was developed in collaboration with ADF association and the cooperatives of women from Akka oasis in Morocco, by Amandine Chhor & Aïssa Logerot, 2011

Moroccan women working on the table, by Amandine Chhor & Aïssa Logerot

With ‘sur les rivages’ the designers – in tight collaboration with Osmose association, try to revive traditional Cambodian crafts. Together with the women of Saray cooperative from the floating village of Prek Toal they revaluate the weaving craft of water hyacinth.

“This aquatic plant is harmful because it causes many environmental, sanitary and economic problems…. the idea of this project was to experiment this organic material and the weaving techniques, in order to find new applications for the invasive plant”, the designers explain.

'sur les rivages' chair produced in Cambodia, designed by Amandine Chhor & Aïssa Logerot

'sur les rivages' stools by Amandine Chhor & Aïssa Logerot

'sur les rivages' lounge chair by Amandine Chhor & Aïssa Logerot

Seating made from woven water hyacinth, by Amandine Chhor & Aïssa Logerot

Working over a 3 months trial period, in collaboration with Osmose association and the women of Saray cooperative from the floating village of Prek Toal: 'sur les rivages' by Amandine Chhor & Aïssa Logerot

'sur les rivages' by Amandine Chhor & Aïssa Logerot, 2011

Floating village of Prek Toal

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