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The second U.S. instalment of Roche Bobois’ L’Artesanía de Vivir project has been announced in Dallas, Texas. The exhibit consists of 32 unique versions of the international luxury furniture brand’s iconic chairs: Loop, Ava, Florian and Lully, reimagined by 23 Mexican craftsmen from different states in Mexico.
The project was first displayed at the Alcazar del Castillo Chapultepec in Mexico City and subsequently journeyed through Mexico, stopping at museums in Chiapas, Zacatecas, and Oaxaca. Last November, the exhibition traveled outside of Mexico to Houston, Texas with the cavernous Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern serving as a dramatic backdrop.
For its second instalment, at the One Arts Plaza in Dallas, L’Artesanía de Vivir will commence on April 14th and will be open to the public until April 24th. Exhibition hours are Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In addition to helping to promote Mexican craftsmanship, Roche Bobois ensured fair trade payment to the artisans, and partnered with the foundation Solo Por Ayudar to donate and deliver a combined 50 stoves to the indigenous artisanal communities in Puebla, Oaxaca and Chiapas.