Published on : Wednesday, September 20, 2017
At the MAISON&OBJET PARIS fair in September, furniture brand Ames presented their latest collaboration with Sebastian Herkner – the CIRCO family. An unconventional range of furniture inspired by Colombia’s travelling circuses, the collection includes a chair, a lounge chair and a side table.
In the small towns and villages of Colombia, there is a longstanding tradition of travelling circuses, passed down from one generation to another. Taking inspiration from this living tradition and from the objects and shapes found in the circus, Sebastian Herkner has created the CIRCO furniture range, boasting bases that are reminiscent of the stools on which circus elephants put their feet. The CIRCO furniture is also suitable for outdoor use.
Using powder-coated tubular steel and colourful synthetic weave, CIRCO is handcrafted for Ames by Colombian artisanos working in a small manufactory. The special colours for the recycled plastic are created using specially developed dyes whose production takes several weeks’ time.
Together with the stool-like bases, these qualities make CIRCO an unconventional and unique range of products that reflects Colombian joie de vivre and showcases the country’s traditional crafts: furniture with a very special flair, for indoor and outdoor use, for the home and for commercial applications.
CIRCO is also available with cushions whose covers are made from Nya Nordiska’s RIMINI fabric, suitable for outdoor use.