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Alma ... the soul ...

The soul of a place, a city, a sea that crosses all borders. The soul of objects, of the hands that shape them, of the bodies and clothing that give them form. Sessùn Alma, the soul of Sessùn transposed into a selection of artisans, artists, limited editions and sunny cuisine.

It all started with an aim to push back borders, open up fields of possibilities and spark encounters. Backed by the desire to create a generous, warm and multi faceted space.

A place that would be the theatre of encounters, heartbeats, statements; a place of art and culture, creative flourishing, an ode to craftsmanship and know-how. But also a living space where people can grab a bite to eat, meet up and take the time to read or talk while enjoying a coffee.

A temple with deep roots that would interweave all of the identity-defining elements of an attentive, passionate and sincere brand for whom beauty only has meaning when it is shared.

The final choice was a former soap-making factory on rue Sainte, just steps away from the Old Port of Marseille. Over 170 square metres transformed by the brilliant Marseille architect duo Marion Bernard.

Behind the mahogany door, classified as a historical monument, a cafeteria-style café seats 24 guests and offers simple, local and seasonal cuisine. Feminine, sensitive and flavourful cuisine, in line with Sessùn itself.

Then, the ceiling rises to reveal a space where time seems suspended. At the foot of the glass partition, a short flight of steps provides a cosy spot to daydream
or read.

Works by passionate independent publishers, textile collections, ceramics by Paola Paronetto and Judith Lasry, objects by Anne Carnevale and Virginia Sin, lamps by Marta Bonilla and a selection of natural cosmetics compose a precise and fine-tuned array that includes limited editions and one-of-a-kind pieces.

All the signs of a free, independent and vibrant soul, a saffron-coloured soul steeped in sunlight, a soul with unrestricted femininity and a wide-open mind.


Designed as a canteen, this space accommodates 24 covers with simple, local and seasonal cuisine.

It is sensible, delicious food like your mum makes, and just like Sessùn too.

Light snack available during the boutique's opening hours. Dinner service from Tuesday to Friday from 12 midday to 2 p.m. Saturdays from 12 midday to 2:30 p.m.

Reservation advised : 04 81 92 25 67


Featuring everyday objects or something more unusual, the selection of artisans' work at Sessùn Alma is sophisticated but accessible; combining works from all over the world as well as local pieces. It's a genuine showcasing of passionate craftspeople and emerging talents.

marta bonilla

She creates elegant everyday pieces - earthenware jars and jugs - inspired by the 1940s and 50s.

atelier carlès demarquet

Romain and Paul work with wood in all its forms, giving rise to a series of everyday objects shaped and hammered by hand.

judith Lasry

She creates sensitive and highly poetic ceramics that are always on the cusp between functionality and sculpture.

mano Mani

From Biarritz, Julie Boucherat creates a series of small ceramics in chamotte stoneware, inspired by ancient amphoras and with an intentional twist in the form of a set of baroque handles.

cassandra bouilly

There is the rope tribe, the blue tribe, the pierced ear tribe..." all these small families of ceramics invite you on a journey somewhere between Greece and Morocco.

lisa allegra

This young Frenchwoman's Inlay collection explores clay as a material by inlaying nuggets of bright colours into natural clay, giving it a more contemporary feel.

paola paronetto

A renowned Italian artist, Paola is distinctive for her trompe l'œil sculptures that are a mixture of ceramics and papier-mâché.


In the south of France, Laure Amoros and her father make a collection of minimalist candleholders and bud vases that highlight the beauty of a multitude of different woods.


Exploring the treasures and masterful craftsmanship of Tunisia, Tinja seeks to perpetuate local craft traditions through a collection of handcrafted terracotta jars and cups.

léa ginac

Originally from Nice, this designer with a passion for antiquity creates a range of graphic and sculptural lights that blend the ancient with the contemporary.

de gayier

Drawing on his origins in Senegal, De Gayier's creations seek to invent a new style of African craftsmanship: cool, modern and committed.

anne carnevale

From Chicago, Anne fashions objects with instinctive lines that are often organic or primitive, emphasising the human touch as opposed to industrial perfection.


With a degree in Decorative Arts from Strasbourg, Katia Jacquet-Douek designs functional and emotional ceramics.

emmanuelle roule

On the cusp between craftsmanship and contemporary art, his raw-looking objects showcase the technique of clay modelling and Japanese raku.

valeria vasi

In her studio in Barcelona, Valeria designs pieces with curved, feminine lines arising from a balance between artistic expression and functionality.

the potter's book

First published in 1940, this now famous book was the first treatise on the studio traditions handed down by Korean and Japanese ceramicists.

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A chance to discover unique handcrafted creations, objects designed by inspiring artists and fascinating reading material...from home!


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The Sessùn spirit has been translated into a selection of artisans and artists,

into limited series and sunkissed food.

127 rue Sainte 13007 Marseille
Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM.

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Monday - Friday: 8AM -- 6:30 PM (+33) 04 86 06 36 04.