Hend Krichen is a young, up-and-coming designer based in London, who focuses on ‘producing beautiful timeless objects designed to enrich everyday lives', utilising the outstanding craftsmanship and artisanal skills in Tunisia. The ‘Tunisia Made' collection, includes stunning terracotta and copper vessels as well as textile products, all created by talented Tunisian locals.
The artisans are all based in different rural towns in the country, which has allowed for a variety of crafts to be revealed. It has also enabled the creation of an ethical network of manufacturers, creating jobs that allow growth and development, and an international market to sell to.
Hend deliberately chooses to work with raw and natural materials, ‘physically revealing the country's identity'. Tunisia's available natural resources are made recognised and showcased in her product range, all that can be used within the home in daily life.
The resulting collection is eclectic and unique - the perfect accent piece for any room in the house. The throws use cool greys, lending to a leisurely feel placed on a sofa or at the end of the bed. Meanwhile, the vessels are rich and earthy with the red tones of the terracotta and copper combining beautifully. This collection is inviting; both in its aesthetic appearance and also in asking you to consider the origin of each piece.