French-born and British-based, MARLENE HUISSOUD is an experimental designer. Marlene works as a freelance Designer for different companies alongside the art & design areas, and created her own company of silk scarves retailed all around the world.
She recently graduated from a MA Material Futures (known as Textile Futures) at Central Saint Martins’ School of Art and Design in London. Her work is balancing between the notion of controlled and uncontrolled elements. She believes in the value of the concept, not only with an outcome but with the complete creative process.
The PROPOLIS is a bio degradable resin that honey bees collect from different trees and use as a sealant for unwanted open spaces in the beehive. Its color depends of the forests and botanical sources used in the collection by the honey bees. The most common one is brown, but there are plenty of variations in colors and properties. I chose to work with a black propolis from rubber trees. The propolis, at its first stage, is a mix of between 50 to 150 different components (wax, balsams, resins, pollen, essential oils…)
The Silk cabinet is an object that demonstrates the strength of the wooden leather created from the combination of my palette of materials. It is composed using an accumulation of rectangles that remind us of the mini aspect of elements that work together as a community in the insect world.
The Leather Light represents a lecture of all the layers of fibers combined together to create the paper. It is a statement of the craft possibilities of the material.