Azel, Co-Founder Ibkki
We want to convey the value of our hands and highlight the natural beauty of each material. We like things as they are. We admire simplicity and we believe that a simple world is better. This is the source of our inspiration."
Azel & Youri
Our studio is based in Paris, while our workshop is in the mountains of Kabylia, Algeria. We do residences there, where we spend up to 8 months designing the collections in close collaboration with local artisans.
TEAM: 2 founders + 6 artisans.
LOCATION: Paris & Kabylia, Algeria.
MATERIALS: Clay & glaze.
TECHNIQUE: Handmade pottery and 4-layered glazing.
IMPACT: Participatory design processes reviving traditional artisan techniques & empowering family artisans.