ODE TO ARTISAN.
We are an Amsterdam and London based design enterprise that partners with cooperatives in traditional societies around the world. The intention of our work is to promote time-honoured craft through a contemporary process.
HOW THEY WORK
We believe that cultural exchange and collaboration form the quest to safeguard traditional skills and craftsmanship. We achieve this by providing design tools to remote communities in order for local artisans to innovate and become aware of global trends and markets.
ODE - is an elaborately structured poem praising or glorifying an event or individual.
ARTISANS - are skilled craft workers who make or create things by hand
Sabrina Kraus López is a designer specialising in research and development for the textile industry. Following her fashion design BA in milan she recently graduated from an MA in Material Futures at Central Saint Martins school of art and design. This multidisciplinary course taught her research driven design that lead to observing and analysing social, political and economic trends to inform future, sustainable design applications.
Noëlle Maxine Tierie is a Dutch fashion brand manager, with a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Management gained at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute together with work experience in public relations, she discovered her drive and passion in consumer communication and psychology within the fashion industry.
To stimulate and explore her interest in creating branding strategies and innovative marketing approaches she moved to Florence to specialise herself in branding with following an MA in Fashion Brand Management at Polimoda.