Inés Bressand


      A designer with a textile and design background, Inès Bressand is looking at craft techniques with a contemporary eye from her workshop in Marseille, France. In collaboration with craftsmen, she manipulates materials and questions traditions to explore a new sculptural vocabulary through beautiful objects for the everyday use. The first AKAMAE straw bag series has been developed during a 3 month stay in Ghana together with master weavers. A fine understanding of the straw material, known as elephant grass, and craft technics allowed the designer to develop a series of shapes with freedom and audacity.