Revisited, Revived: Traditional Crafts In Contemporary Designs.
Chile – Wicker
About 150 kilometres from Santiago in Chimbarongo, the Salix plant, a type of willow, grows in abundance; local artisans have been making woven artifacts with it for ages. Made in MIMBRE, a brand founded by designers and architects under the name The Andes House, transforms these crafts into modern lighting and furniture objects, while providing sustainable work for the community. Swedish architecture studio Claesson Koivisto Rune created these lamps, named “Medusa, Chinita, Bellota”, in a special collaboration.