Few miles away from Hanoi, on the Red river border, some families are splitting tasks of the long and meticulous lacquer workmanship process. Sometimes one piece may require more than thirty different handlings. They are many different colors and exclusive prints. Lacquers are synonym of refinement, craftsmanship and modernity. They perfectly embody the symbol of CFOC.
The Maison has always been working with high standard craftsmanship and top-quality workshops for their lacquer objects collections. In Vietnam the lacquer is obtained from the lacquer tree. First it is a raw sap which is then decanted. Wood is meticulously crafted and sanded then many primer saps are settled into it thanks to a textile fishnet in order to get a solid and sticky surface. Then the lacquer is dyed by the craftsman who knowledgeably measures the dosage to recreate the exclusive colors of CFOC. The color of the lacquer is then either settled by projections or hand-assembled one layer at a time. Each layer is sanded and hand-fashioned under water for a sleek and glossy result. This traditional know-how is a sophisticated and challenging work because of the attention paid to time and drying conditions (2 or 3 months depending on the season).