Before making her name in design, Marion Excoffon started out by hearing a “No”. Her father was refusing to lend her the family boat. That might have been the end of it had it not been for Marion’s feisty character – she dreamt up her own folding boat!
Then she decided to fill it with air, and the first TIWAL inflatable dinghy was born. 5 prototypes later, TIWAL pulled up at the 2012 Paris Boat Show. It was a huge success. In a few years, TIWAL has federated sailors from all over the world, and more than 1000 of these transportable boats have already been sold. TIWAL has been selected by MOMA in NYC to be part of the collection of design objects with innovative functions.
Following numerous awards, the start up is continuing on its way, heading for America with Marion at the helm, Emmanuel her partner in business and in life, and their team based in Brittany, Western France. Fair winds!