ANDRES PALACIOS | DESIGNER
Local open house in La Paz, 2004.
Part of the marketing strategy for Aid to Artisans Bolivia was to open the local market for contemporary handmade products developed by the in-house design team.
During special fairs, more than 240 square meters (2580 sq. ft.) were design to exhibit a broad diversity of handmade products from all the country.
The exhibits were always integrated with cultural and heritage research that were part of the design process.
Part of the permanent showroom at the foundation during summer.
The cultural research was an important part of the design process for contemporary products as well as a key factor for the promotion of traditional handcrafts.
The diversity of heritage in the country allowed to a great variety of scenes withing the Foundation's fairs.
Jalsuri Foundation has several stores in ethnographic museums and patrimony locations in Bolivia. Every store was designed to connect with specific markets.
The events, fairs and stores in Jalsuri Foundation, involved a variety of promotional work in order to create the event. Every project was designed to the detail. Including developing specific catalogues and promotional material.
The Museum stores were a project to promote handmade production and traditional handcrafts in ethnographic museums in the country.
Three of the five museum stores in Bolivia.
Working on the installations of one of Jalsuri's design fairs.
Jalsuri is a handcraft foundation based in Bolivia, that creates new economic possibilities to artisans.
The foundation had several permanent stores in different museums and hotels in the country and also organized special fairs to promote handmade products.
Section of the outdoor area of the exhibit.
At the foundation's headquarters, 60 square meters (640 sq. ft.) were dedicated for a permanent showroom. This space demanded a constant exhibit change in order to adapt to the coming design collections. (this is a sample of the autumn season)
Baroque and traditional handcrafts in a section of the foundation's showroom.
Taypi is a museum store in Copacabana, Bolivia. It groups a diversity of artisans from the region in order to promote the cultural identity of the town as well as open new income sources to the population.
The store was part of a History and Ethnographic museum and a hotel complex at the beach of lake Titicaca in Bolivia.
Inside the store in Copacabana, Bolivia
Aid to Artisans had several fairs every year. Mother's day was one of the important events.
Jalsuri Foundation managed three important fairs every year.