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Alexandra Ferdinande

  • Tressages Pas Sages
  • Basketweaver
  • Pélussin, France
  • Master Artisan
Alexandra Ferdinande Basketweaver
French, English
By appointment only
+33 662349623
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The art of patience

  • • Alexandra brings a contemporary approach to basketry
  • • She discovered the craft during a career transition
  • • Collaboration with other craftsmen is essential to her

Alexandra Ferdinande was first introduced to wild basketry when she moved to the countryside. Fascinated by craftsmanship, this "art of weaving nature" – closely linked to her surroundings – was an instant revelation to her. The very next day, she was ready to learn the craft. Trained in wild and traditional French basketry, Alexandra enjoys exploring the technical and artistic potential of weaving. She works mainly with wicker, which she transforms in luminaries, baskets or sculptures. Magnifying the raw material is what she loves about wickerwork, the slow process of the natural elements evolving into a contemporary object. Through the natural colour range, the interplay of techniques and movement, she gives each creation a unique character.

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Helice wall lamp

The Helice wall lamp is made of raw wicker and has been designed to play with light and shadow. When the lamp is switched off, it creates a natural, wall design decoration. But when the object is switched on, it casts subtly a game of shadows and creates a warm, cosy atmosphere. The raw wicker offers a natural colour palette.

Diameter 70 cm

Photo: ©A. Ferdinande
Circular zarzo basket

With its circular design, this circular zarzo basket proposes a variation on lines and curves. It is made of raw wicker, using the weaving technique called zarzo, which implies an ample gesture and a research in the movement.

Length 40 cm
Width 40 cm
Height 40 cm

Photo: ©A. Ferdinande
Flat zarzo basket

This flat basket is made in the zarzo weaving technique, using raw wicker. Its openwork weave combines the contrasting natural colours of the raw wicker which give this contemporary basket an elegant look.

Length 40 cm
Width 25 cm
Height 40 cm

Photo: ©A. Ferdinande
Gousse fendue

This suspension lamp is made of barked wicker. Thanks to its open-work, the weaving releases a generous light. The object aims to play with light and shadows, through a contemporary design. The material offers an interesting natural colour palette.

Height 40 cm
Diameter 30 cm

Photo: ©A. Ferdinande
Zarzo basket

This zarzo basket offers a variation on lines and curves with its circular design, which is emphasised by the contrast of raw and barked wicker. The basket is made using the zarzo technique, a weaving method that focuses on the movement, a wide gesture. This technical approach enhances the circular shapes of the object.

Length 30 cm
Width 25 cm
Height 15 cm

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