Seeking to preserve and spread crafts legacy from America, Chilean studio gt2P together with Coletivo Amor de Madre Gallery, developed the project Bridging America, a platform to build bridges and create dialogues with the design industry through the exploration of new technologies and the local traditional techniques.
Working in the intervention of iconic craft pieces, the collection explores the resistance of the local artisans and the loss of resolution in digital, where each piece becomes a practical research for the development of future collaborations between artisans and designers.
Losing my America is the first expression of this work and presents the collaboration between local artisans and designers from Chile, Mexico and Brazil.
The preview of this first initiative is generously supported by Cappellini during Salone 2014 and the final exhibition will be held on MAD Museum of New York since next November.
We open the invitation to grow this first project and to discuss the upcoming integration projects with designers and producers interested in joining this initiative.
gt2P – Chile
Ariel Rojo – Mexico
Estudio Guto Requena - Brazil
Victorina Gallegos, Quinchamali Pottery, Chillan, Chile
Vicson, Red Ceramics, Gorbea, Temuco, Chile
Ines Carter, Knitted Krin Horse, Rari, Linares, Chile
Nestor Miranda, Handwoodworking, Villarrica, Chile
Teresa Olmedo, Polychromed Ceramics of Talagante, Santiago, Chile
Vanderlino De Souza, Handwoodworking, Sutaco Community, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Florentino Lopez, Ceramics and Glass Counts Huichol, Jalisco, Mexico
Angelica Coyopol, Talavera de la Reyna Ceramics, Puebla, Mexico