Alexandra Bissa is a textile designer based in Athens, Greece, who works on a dobby loom. She creates hand-woven design objects inspired by ancient & traditional Greek textiles, design, arts & architecture.
Alexandra discovered her passion for handmade textiles in Metsovo – a village in Northern Greece – where she spent her childhood summers watching her grandmother create colourful handwoven textiles. After graduating with a BA in Interior Design from the Technical University of Athens, she spent a year in Metsovo learning the craft and secrets of the loom from local women. She then further honed her design skills with an MA in Textile Design at the University of the Arts London.
Made with quality materials meticulously sourced by the designer herself mostly from Greek suppliers, her designs are the result of a conversation between the past & the present, craft & digital, people & nature.
Alexandra creates original design products for her own brand, while she also collaborates with other luxury fashion & design houses to create bespoke designs exclusively for them. Each design object is handmade, unique and created by Alexandra in her studio in Athens.