CFOC Moucharabieh

CFOC Moucharabieh

For their new store on Raspail boulevard in Paris, the CFOC (Compagnie Française de l’Orient et de Chine/French Association for the Orient and China) wanted to create a screen separation within their boutique to allow the customer to glimpse the other, separated space. They were inspired by the moucharabieh or mashrabiya technique (carved latticework windows) used in Eastern and Arabic architecture. I therefore created a silicone mould to be able to produce my handmade, modern mashrabiya following the needs of the new shop (including single and double panels).

The structures have been glazed with patina lacquer to give the particular bronzed and burnished look of metal.

The boutique is really wonderful. Beautiful items, a calm atmostphere, a place which inspires not only in terms of interior design but also as a relaxed and tranquil space to take a break in the centre of Paris.