Hend Krichen will show products of her project ‘Tunisia Made’ with Designersblock at interiors UK.
Hend Krichen is a Tunisian, London based designer. The project ‘Tunisia Made’ is a series of homeware accessories ranging from watering jugs, coasters, vases, kitchen jars and bathroom and kitchen fabrics that are designed utilizing the traditional craft platform in Tunisia.
Krichen has been leading this project along with experts in the arts and crafts field in Tunisia and manufacturers that specialize in different disciplines. She has chosen to work in different parts of the country focusing on rural towns in order to utilize an authentic crafts manufacturing platform. This ensures a true traditional product that has a modern twist for her target market as well as creating a network of manufacturers providing them with jobs and an opportunity to learn, develop and sell their trade with a greater purpose.
The process is fluid and self-generating and this allows Tunisia Made to embrace the traditional crafts techniques that have been around for centuries or otherwise could lead to extinction. The essence of the project is to celebrate and transcend Tunisia’s craft history and heritage as well as bring it to the 21st Century.