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Mandate, ECAL 2015

in MASTER OF ADVANCED STUDIES DESIGN FOR LUXURY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP

by Ini Archibong, Ophélie Sanga


Like many other « Maisons » specialized in leather goods, de Sede started its history through saddle making. 50 years later, the Swiss brand wished to celebrate its anniversary by asking students from the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship to design an armchair that would highlight their knowhow and the quality of the leather they use. For this collaboration the selected project, realized by Ophélie Sanga and Ini Archibong, investigate the equestrian universe. This rocking chair, with the aesthetic and a swing reminiscent of a saddle, was appreciated for its luxurious and playful aspect. After a few experimentations and mock-ups, the artisans from de Sede have developed our project, which will be soon entering their catalogue.


DS 900, ECAL/ Ini Archibong, Ophélie Sanga

Photo: Axel Crettenand


DS 900, ECAL/ Ini Archibong, Ophélie Sanga

Photo: de Sede 


Development, ECAL/Ini Archibong, Ophélie Sanga. 

Photo: Miloš Ristin