Sarah Viguer

Eyes on Talents member, Sarah Viguer, is a textile material object designer living and working between Marseille (France) and Valencia (Spain). Her project Weke was originated by Maurice Nagalo who creates accessories, bags and sandals made with weaving threads from plastic bags collected by the women of Ouagadoudou’s Green Brigade. Unfortunately, his craft production could not rival with Chinese import items that are found everywhere in the city. Sarah Viguer started thinking about eliminating costly steps and finding other close-by workshops to cooperate with. She discovered craftsmen working from recycled tires and developed the idea of using rubber bands. The material ensures a seamless assembly, the patronage of the object can be directly weaved and is no longer an additional step in the manufacturing process.