The Modou Collection, designed by Ron Arad, the artist-designer who has worked with Moroso right from the start, is composed by four elements plus the reedition of the iconic product Big Easy armchair with a M’Afrique twist.
Ron Arad and Modou: Modou is the name that Ron Arad chose for his collection: dynamic and cinematic just like a futuristic bolide, as a homage to the metalworker Modou, that worked with him in Dakar. Modou was the one that gave him the chance to develop his prototype. Ron Arad gifts Modou’s work the chance to enter the world market. Not as an ethnic object or a “normal” one. But as an amazing trip that loops around Africa. Ron Arad and Modou: two iron makers, two metal workers,
where the differences melt away the moment and an object, mixing two apparently far-apart worlds, is created. (quoted from Three Days in Dakar, a sentimental journey – text by Elena Commessatti).
The seating collection is made by weaving the polyethylene cords used traditionally in Africa for fishing nets. Steel frame coated with a rust prevention product and coloured polyethylene cords woven by hand. Non-standard designs, different and original, made entirely by hand in Dakar, in Senegal, in the M’Afrique Atelier.