Adjao Maison beckons from France

Michel Philibert (left) and Viviane Royer (right). Photo credit: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes magazine

In Yssingeaux, Viviane Royer used to run a décor store. Michel Philibert operated his own business before selling it. Together, they set up Adjao Maison in 2008.

Inspiration comes to the creative duo in the form of driftwood most ignore, often found stranded on beaches after storms or floods. Soon, the wood is transformed into various stools, chairs, and lamps, covered in elegant wool or linen, sheepskin or natural silk, to form a signature style that is only their own.

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“At the Salon Maison et Objet in 2011, we received our first orders from architects [and] decorators. Now, we equip spas and various other properties with our tailor-made products,” Michel Philibert said.

Already, half of Adjao’s annual turnover comes from orders beyond France’s borders, but when asked what their vision was when they participated in the International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS) 2017 in March, they said, “To entice other countries from Southeast Asia to work with us!”

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