Marlene Huissoud on Propolis in conversation with Grant Gibson

Marlène Huissoud is an experimental designer working between London and Paris. 

In 2014, she graduated from a MA Material Futures (known as Textile Futures) at Central Saint Martins’ School of Art and Design in London where she developed the project 'From Insects : an exploration of insect materials' from the common honeybee and the Indian silkworm. Her work questions our way of making by challenging the properties of natural resources. She believes in the value of the concept, not only with an outcome but with the complete creative process.

Huissoud exhibited as part of London Design Festival 2019 with Legacy at the V&A and within Brompton Design District, and has shown at the Centre Pompidou Paris, Chamber New York, Design Miami Basel, Design Museum Barcelona, Artipelag Museum Stockholm, Rossana Orlandi Milan, and MAK Vienna.

Marlene speaks with Grant Gibson about growing up with her beekeeper father in the Alps; why she decided to leave London for the French capital; and her decision to train as a nurse.