The Madras beaches in India are not populated by the usual mix of gulls, but instead by dark ravens.
This strange vision has stayed with us… The ocean, the sand, the blue of the sea, the light, all of these appeared tainted with the presence of this shadow-like flock.

The evocative power of this bird, as well as the mythology surrounding it, convinced us to make it the focal aspect of one of our collections.

There is no need for deep interpretations; the bird’s figure alone changes a location’s atmosphere. Alfred, Edgar, Adam, Gustav, Jack, and Karl take their cues from the works of Hitchcock, Poe, and Lou Reed, imbuing the area with mystery, trouble, and oddity.



Photography by Nicolas Waltefaugle, Musée des Beaux Arts de Besançon (F)

This collection was created for the bar and reception of La Rodia, a modern music venue in Besançon (FR), bestowing a soul and rebellious spirit upon this new stage. Rather than constructing a monolithic piece, we decided to populate the site with these dark figures, the symbolic bird so often referenced in iconic rock lyrics in songs by artists ranging from Lou Reed to The Cure.

The whole venue is infested with these birds, like an avian invasion.


Many thanks to Manou Combi and the team at la Rodia, to Adrien Angebault for the project’s development, and to ibride for the recent republication of this collection.