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DESIGN & CRAFT


Designer with a textile and design background, Inès Bressand is looking at crafts technics with a contemporary eye. In collaboration with craftsmen, she manipulates materials and question traditions to explore a new sculptural vocabulary through beautiful objects for the everyday use. 
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The first AKAMAE basket serie has been devellopped during a 3 month stay in Ghana together with master weavers. A fine understanding of the straw material, know has elephant grass, and craft technics allowed the designer to develop a series of shapes with freedom and audacity rarely seen in the basket bag market. 
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In Ghana the baskets are weaved mainly by women, on a self-organised working system allowing them to combine weaving, farming and family work. Our baskets are technical to weave and require a specific training, insuring our long term relation with the weavers.  
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In France, the raw straw baskets are formed by hand and completed with French vegetable tanned leather handles, underlining the volumes of the accessories with a graphic accent. The whole process, from the weaving to the final hand-stitch of the handles, is hand-crafted with a high level of quality. 
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The brand seeks to explore innovative basketry and Inès Bressand is regularly in Ghana together with the weavers to research new technics and insure a unique approach. A new series of baskets is available every year for the Spring/Summer season since 2018. 
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