Artisanne win a Platinum award in the Junior Design Awards 2018
Artisanne are delighted to announce that their colourful round storage baskets have won Platinum in the Best Interiors Product Design (Accessory) category in the Junior Design Awards 2018. The Junior Design Awards are recognised for highlighting phenominal style, design and beauty products in the children and family consumer market.
Artisanne’s beautifully handwoven baskets stood out to the judges with their beautiful design, practicality and wonderful story.Artisanne creates stunning handwoven baskets and tableware in partnership with a team of highly skilled women from remote villages in the Thiès region of Senegal. These women work directly with Artisanne, cutting out middlemen and ensuring a fair and secure income for their work.
Artisanne visits the villages several times a year and has nurtured strong relationships. Communicating directly with the artisans during the visits enables everyone to discuss concerns and challenges and guaranteeing that the outstanding quality of the product is maintained.
Each Artisanne piece is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, respecting the traditional Senegalese Wolof weaving style whilst incorporating contemporary designs and colours.
Each piece is made using sustainable ndiorokh grasses and long strips of plastic traditionally used for making prayer mats. The close relationship with the weavers provides Artisanne with the opportunity to design its own styles and ensure exceptional high quality, whilst the unique hand–crafted nature means that no two baskets are exactly the same.
The bright baskets, perfect for stowing away clutter and toys, won praise from the judges: “Beautiful storage for children’s rooms/spaces” Sarah Clark, founder of Little Spree“As a lady that loves her baskets – these really appeal to me! Gorgeous design and perfect for a range of uses” Lisa Mehydene, founder of beautiful interiors site Edit 58.