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GUANACO (SALVADORAN) DESIGNERS

PEOPLEText: Erika Saca


Eugenio Menjívar

Eugenio Menjívar transforms egg cartons into beautiful lamps. His enlightened designs are part of a greater ideal to help stop deforestation and provide jobs for the needy. “…this collection of lamps is the result of working with low-cost, easy-to-handle everyday recyclable materials.”


Alfredo Guillen

Alfredo Guillen has made steel graceful and delicate. He creates tall, standing, wind chimes that are not only beautiful to look at, they’re also pleasing to the ear. “Combining concepts of Feng Shui, and his experiences in Zen Buddism and other forms of meditation, he created an object where the bell-like sound of the moving steel bars has a purpose hence creating a visual-musical experience through touch or wind.”

Javier Cristiani’s furniture pieces are simple yet bold, combining materials and colors of a nostalgic nature with very modern lines. “The choice of colors and lines along with the shape of the chair and its method of fabrication is a reference of classic sports cars.”
Claudia Vásquez & Harry Washington / DUE

Claudia and Harry make up the chic young duo: DUE. They’ve created a very elegant collection based on fashion’s Haute Couture, managing to combine their European influence with Salvadoran craftsmanship. “In the search for a handcraft technique in El Salvador, we found a rich craft that has been left behind: saddle making. The work of a saddler is to craft “horse furniture” with techniques that have been inherited from father to son along generations. Nowadays, the saddler practice is a privilege of a few.  We intend to bring back this talent and make the most of a handcraft technique that can be applied to new uses in tune with modern lifestyles.”

The ICFF NYC 2008
Date: May 17th – 20th, 2008
Place: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Address: 429 11th Ave, New York, NY 10001
Tel: +1 212 216 2000
http://www.icff.com

Text: Erika Saca
Photos: Courtesy of ICFF © the artists

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