Reminiscent of the traditional geometric patterns found in indigenous Guatemalan textiles, the Levita desk and chest were designed by Ricardo and Lorena Vasquez of Labrica.
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Artisans from a small town near Antigua Guatemala bring their long tradition of woodworking into these contemporary designs that are manufactured for residential and hospitality markets. The concept of Levita is to make the chest and desk appear as if they’re levitating, when they’re actually supported by a delicate criss-cross structure.
Gamfratesi’s new Targa range has been designed for Wiener GTV Design as a new concept of comfort, derived from the basic need of adequate body support and aesthetic design. It is named after the ellipsoidal plate in the woven cane edge in its upholstered backrest. The product family consists of two-seater and three-seater sofas, an armchair and a pouf designed to curve around the user. The bent beech structure holds a wide seat cushion to create a warm and intimate environment.
Zanzibar depends largely on its tourism as an important source of income, but an adverse effect of this has been an increase in wasted glass. Understanding the need to recycle these pieces, Bottle-up joined hands with Dutch designers and craftsmen to launch a sustainable furniture range at the Dutch Design Week. The new decorative material called Trending Terrazzo is made using white cement and glass to showcase the gleam of glass fragments. Even the moulds used to form these products were found on the island.