THE BEST WAY TO PREDICT THE FUTUR IS TO INVENT IT
Our ambition is to be a bridge, a footbridge between Africa and the rest of the world. We bring our know-how to promote as widely as possible the pieces and people we find extraordinary. Artists who combine ancient traditions, a contemporary approach and a positive, united vision of Africa, which fights for its values and builds its own future.
THE NEED TO DO MORE
Founder of Bronzes d'Afrique, Matthieu Fourny first worked in communication strategy. He always had a sensibility with travels and bridges between people.
It's with helping his parents to develop their association in Mali: Villages Dogons that he discover Africa and lost-wax bronzes until one day he decide to quit his job to change his life to build Bronzes d'Afrique.
PEOPLE BEFORE EVERYTHING ELSE
Beyond the items we sell, our goal is to promote a business centered around People.
It is the responsability of each of us to make the world change with the choices we make everyday.
We propose more than objects, but items with a soul that allow dozens of people to live better.
WHAT DOES IT CHANGE FOR THE WORKSHOP?
DEVELOP CRAFTING IN BURKINA
Since we first met Issouf, he has recruited and trained more than 25 people. We thus help to perpetuate and develop their art.
SHARE OUR CULTURES
We leave the artists total freedom of creation but we discuss a lot about what works best, what we can develop together and new artistic avenues.
BUILD A BETTER LIVE
All the artists in the workshop are salaried, which allows them to build in the long term to buy a house or send their children to school.
BE A PART OF THE PROJECT
Every week, everyone participates in a team meeting where everyone can express themselves and discuss. They also all have a profit-sharing bonus.