A graduate of the École Boulle and ENSCI – Les Ateliers, Alexandre Echasseriau is a designer and maker. He trained as an industrial designer working on creating both tools and the items they can be used to produce, operating in ecosystems on diverse scales with great agility. Working in a freelance capacity since 2013, he set up the Crafter Studio in 2016 and supports economic stakeholders with innovative projects, bringing together different perspectives, seeking inspiration in the fields of art, science and traditional know-how. From design through to the production of a prototype, he adopts an experimental and flexible approach to his work, immersing himself in the project environment.

Together with French designer Alexandre Echasseriau, Ndao Hanavao is developing a project to collect and transform Madagascar’s plastic waste, using the injection-moulding technique to mass-produce objects. The ultimate aim of the project is to train young Madagascans in vocational integration in the technique developed in the laboratory and to help them build up a viable ecological business.