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Biography of Kossy AGUESSY

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Born on 17/04/1977 (format : day/month/year)

Biography :

Kossy Aguessy born April 17, 1977, is a talented designer originating from Togo & Brazil.

Aguessy describes himself as a “child of Africa, that pays no attention to the boundaries being then the son of a global education with deep multicultural roots.”

Born in Lomé in Togo, where the word design means little to the majority of the people, Kossy Aguessy was passionate about architecture, futurist environments and archeology from his earliest moments. He even tried making a model of the pyramids in Egypt. 

In 1980, he left Tog for the United States of America and, a few years later, left the States to go to the United Kingdom, where he won a place at St Martin's School of Design in London. With his BA in his pocket, he left England to travel to Brazil, his mother's home country.

Then, in 1998, he decided to move to France and work as a designer. Quickly noticed for his original creations, Kossi Aguessi worked on a variety of prestigous projects for famous names in the world of fashion, perfumerie, the automobile industry and jewellry, notably working alongside and for Renault, Cartier, Branex, Dupont, Yves Saint-Laurent and Swarovski., Stella MC Cartney, etc,,,,,,,


His works and creation sare influenced by his mixed origins and have helped provide him with a distinctly different style with creations such as his "Smile" stool made in lacquered resin and fibre glass and showing off his joyful and individual creative approach to design.


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