Inès Bressand Studio
Inès Bressand Studio
Based in
Marseille, France
Age
32 years old
Nationality
France
About

Inès Bressand's approach is based on materials and collaborations with makers. With them, she develops new ways of working, a step away from tradition, aiming to produce new pieces in a cross-fertilization process. Her most representative works are a collection of straw baskets made with weavers in G

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hana - selected for the 2018 Festival of Hyères Accessories Prize - and a series of furniture marrying wood and galvanized metal for the Botswana based brand MABEO. Beside working on her collaborative projects in Marseille, France, she is regularly in Africa as a freelance designer.

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Milan Design Week 2018
Salone del Mobile 2018 - Present
Milan, Italy

Exhibition with MABEO furniture

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Furniture design
Petit h - Hermès 2018 - Present
Pantin, France

Work in progress with the highest quality materials and craftsmen at Petit h workshop.

Milan Design Week 2017
Salone del Mobile 2017 - Present
Milan, Italy

Exhibition with MABEO furniture

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Dutch Design Week 2016
La Terrasse 2016 - Present
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Textile & photo project made together with Erez Nevi Pana in India for the Veganism focused exhibition.

Dutch Design Week
Design Academy Eindhoven Oct. 2013 - Present
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Graduation show

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Triennale di milano - Broken Nature
Milan design Triennale Mar. 1, 2019 - Sep. 1, 2019
Milan, Italy

Exhibition of a design project made with Sardinian weavers. A collaboration with Atelier Luma and Medsea fondation.

Finalist
International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères
2018
Hyères, France
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Master
Design Academy Eindhoven Sep. 1, 2011 - Jun. 30, 2013
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Social Design Master

DSAA Textile
La Martinière Design Sep. 1, 2009 - Jun. 30, 2011
Lyon, France

4 years higher diploma in textile design

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BTS Design de Mode
Lycée Hemingway Sep. 1, 2007 - Jun. 30, 2009
Nîmes, France

2 years higher diploma in fashion design

Skills

Furniture Design

Collaboration with craftsmen

Accessory design

Languages

French

Native language

English

Bilingual

Inès Bressand Is Crafting the Basket Bags You’ll Be Coveting This Spring

The genesis of Inès Bressand’s eponymous accessories label was swift and organic. Her background is in textile and social design; while she was researching for her master’s thesis, she discovered the art of basket weaving in Europe and later, Africa. Bressand spent three months with artisans in Ghana

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learning how to create sculptural baskets using a naturally golden straw from the savannah called elephant grass. That’s where her first collection of bags, called Akamae (named for one of the weavers), was born.

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Southern African wood and galvanised metal combine in furniture by Mabeo

Botswanan brand Mabeo has launched three new collections of furniture made using wood and waste metal from the local construction industry.

The brand, which works with southern African craftspeople and materials, recruited three international designers for the new collections. Garth Roberts from C

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anada, Inès Bressand from France and Francesco Faccin from Italy each worked on products that would showcase local woods and galvanised metal.

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