The residency between March and April 2016 brought together seventeen Touareg craftsmen and six young French designers, all young professionals or students rigorously selected in France and Burkina Faso. This was an opportunity for different cultures to meet each other and try out new skills. The Transhumance collection presents a number of technical innovations: including Borassus marquetry (a palm-tree native to the tropical regions of Saharan Africa), vegetable fibre and rubber weaving, calabash worked with leather or knitted sleeves.
The Transhumance collection symbolically weaves together two different geographical environments, two different cultural and aesthetic worlds: the Touareg heritage and young Parisian design concepts. The collection is named after the nomadic displacements of the Touareg populations; it includes around fifteen items in leather, wood, metal and vegetable fibres which symbolically refer to key moments in nomadic Saharan culture through their function, form or material.