I N È S   B R E S S A N D

After a background in Textile Design, Inès Bressand (1989) graduated from the Social Design Master of the Design Academy Eindhoven, 2013. Her approach is based on materials manipulations and collaborations with craftsmen. Together she develops new ways of working, one step away from tradition, aiming to produce new pieces in a cross-fertilization process. 

Her most representative works are an ongoing series of straw bags called AKAMAE made with weavers in Ghana - selected for the 2018 Festival of Hyères Accessories Prize and distributed worldwide - and a series of furniture called Zezuru marrying wood and galvanized metal for the Botswanan brand MABEO. Since 2019 she works as a freelance designer with the fashion brand LOEWE to design and produce straw accessories with the baskets weavers she works with in Ghana.

Inès lives and works in Marseille, FR and has a workshop with Eve Chaumontet in the village of Saint Pierreville, FR where all the AKAMAE straw bags are shaped and stitched. Regularly in Africa to collaborates with craftsmen since 2015, Inès seeks to develop her practice along the new materials and makers she meets.

Degree Course

Master in Social Design - Design Academy Eindhoven NL 2013

Bachelor in Textile Design - La Martinière Lyon FR 2011

Two years higher fashion degree - Hemingway Nîmes FR 2009

A level in Applied Art - Lycée Mistral Avignon FR 2007

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