Marlène Huissoud

__Born in France and currently based in London, Marlène Huissoud is an experimental designer freelancing for different companies alongside the art and design areas. Her works and research explore the properties of natural resources and materials, the way they can affect the process of making and open it up to new, unprecedented possibilities. 

She studied Textile Design in Lyon, then in 2014 she graduated from a MA Material Futures at Central Saint Martins’ School of Art and Design in London, with a project delving into the potentialities of insect materials, like honeybee or the Indian silkworm, for design and art purposes. Her projects mission is to explore the viability of utilising insects and their waste streams to create future craft artefacts and allow for natural and industrial materials to bind to each other in a cyclic exchange and interaction.

Marlène won several design awards and she has been named as one the UK’s top 70 riding design stars representing the future of British design by the Design Council. Her work has been exhibited worldwide in major institutions such as Chamber New York, Design Museum Barcelona, Artipelag Museum Stockholm, Gallery Bensimon Paris, Design Miami Basel. In October 2016, on the occasion of the 18th edition of the Dutch Design Week, she showcased a sculptural piece made up of glass pieces and honeybee bio-resin with our label: a step that paved the way for future collaborations.