ANDRES PALACIOS | DESIGNER
The lamp has three different techniques of blown glass in one and it has LED programmable lights inside.
The production of the lamp was done in 2008 in Murano, Italy.
The wall tile attaches via powerful magnets that are easy to use and provide a seamless union through the pieces.
Umi tiles were designed and developed in different finishes. (This was a publicity mockup exhibiting the matte version)
Scaled model of the tiles to test the curvature and the work of the magnets.
Fico is a project for Latin America to promote plastic recycling. The set of outdoor lamps are designed to be made by anyone interested in starting a simple recycling local business. Considering basketry as a low skill technique, the lamp can be developed by local artisans with no previous knowledge of product construction.
The lamps are design concept that offers the possibility of diversification under the same design umbrella.
Working on prototypes in natural fibers developed by traditional weavers in Bolivia.
Furniture and Home Decor collection inspired by the Jesuits missions in Bolivia. The products were design for local wood artisans. The colorful and traditionally baroque wood carving was inserted in clean contemporary furniture design in order to open a new market for the local producers.
The Chiquitana artisans work in wood carving for several generations. The colors and aesthetic elements come from the mix of the environment and religious elements.
The local artisans traditionally work only on wood panels, limiting the market to only wall ornaments. The project opened the possibilities to a diverse range of products without destroying the original cultural identity.
The outdoor furniture focused on the baroque ornament added to clean simple design lines.
Set of wooden bowl for certified tropical wood in Bolivia.
A secondary line of the wooden bowls for a local market in Bolivia.
Silver snail container developed for international client.
Set of contemporary vases inspired by the Tunupa volcano in Potosi, Bolivia. The vases are created in alpaca silver (alloy made up of copper, zinc and nickel).
Design of copper vases with colored varnish treatment.
Baskets developed for the Chapare artisans in Bolivia. The colors come from natural dyes.
Set of vases made in ceramic for a group of artisans in La Paz, Bolivia. The shape is inspired in a Qiru, a small ceremonial container from the Tiwanaku culture.
Wooden bow and vase with naturally dyed wool developed for local market in Bolivia.
Prototypes of garden lamps in natural fibers.