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Inès Bressand

Trained at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, Inès Bressand bases her approach on the manipulation of materials and her collaborations with craftspeople. Working with them, she develops a new way of looking at things, at odds with tradition, in a process of cross-fertilisation.
born in 1989, France
lives and works in Marseille (FR)

Her most representative creations are an ongoing series of straw bags, ‘Akamae’, made with basket-makers in Ghana and distributed worldwide, and a series of furniture, ‘Zezuru’, combining wood and galvanised metal for the Botswana manufacturer Mabeo.
She has worked as a freelance designer with fashion brand Loewe to design and produce straw accessories with the basket-makers she collaborates with in Ghana. Based in Marseille and regularly present in Africa, Inès is developing her practice as she encounters new materials and designers.

Education

2011-2013

Design Academy – Eindhoven (NL)

2009-2011

DSAA Textile – La Martinière Design – Lyon (FR)

2007-2009

BTS Design de Mode – Lycée Hemingway – Nîmes (FR)

Group exhibitions

2023

Horizons – Sinople – Paris (FR)

2022

Inès Bressand et Simon Geneste : résidence et exposition – Studio Fotokino – Marseille (FR)

2019

Broken Nature – Milan Design Triennale (IT)

2018

Mabeo furniture – Salone del Mobile – Milan (IT)

2016

Dutch Design Week – Eindhoven (NL)

Award

2018

Finalist at the International Festival of Fashion and Photography – Hyères (FR)

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