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Cocoon Water Container – Cocoons’ Container – Cocoon stool

©Wallpaper* / Jovian Lim



A Collaboration with London Bronze Casting commissioned by Wallpaper* Handmade.

This year’s Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition is taking us on a quest for mental and corporeal wellbeing, the long and winding journey towards a better you. With ‘Wellness & Wonder,’ expect objects that accessories the cult of self-improvement, exercise the cerebellum, replenish the body, jet-wash the life force and restore the innate harmony of the individual.

French designer Marlène Huissoud tapped into her ongoing research on silkworm cocoons for her Handmade project.

Inspired by the cocoons’ use across Asia as part of a beauty routine, she has devised a cleansing set featuring  two containers (cocoon container and water container) and a stool. Huissoud developed her organic shapes silkworm cocoons, then worked closely with London Bronze Casting to cast the pieces in bronze, creating permanent objects that are a precious nod to their natural origins.