Seeing her colleague James carrying his essentials in a canvas tote bag with a beautiful patina when she was working in the US is what made Anne Giese decide to create Maison Octopus. Recognizable by it rigid, rugged canvas fabric and its origami-style folding, this tote is an iconic US accessory, which has evolved beyond its initial industrial vocation.


Indeed, it was originally designed to carry ice packs and coal. Back to France, Anne decided to take her cue from this bag to create her first collection. She looked for the best materials and artisans available in Europe to make the smart and timeless Maison Octopus tote bag.


She’ll keep on imagining other items along the same lines that will come to enrich her collection.