Lately a lot of what has caught our eye are products that are combine the elements of craft with contemporary design. That is the objective of Love Freedom Flow, a collective of companies, producers and communities in the Caribbean which are aiming to develop new products based on traditional techniques and made from indigenous materials, many of which are made in the "One Product, One Village" or by artisans out of their home.
These are some of the products which caught our eye at ICFF this year. For their other offerings, click here:
- Tabacco Vases: designed by Jean Paul Sylvaince for Art Expression Workshop, Jacmel, Haity, paper machaied tabacco leaves made in the "One Village, One Product" model.
- Paper Mache Multi Bowl: designed by Patty Johnson and Gloria Neira for Luna Design, St. Thomas, Barbados, made from recycled paper and assembled by a network of single mothers that are paid fair wages for their work.
- Liana Chair: designed by Patty Johnson for Liana Cane, Plaisance, Guyana and made from Kufa vine, a renewable resource, available in a range of colors.
- Spindle Stools: designed by Patty Johnson and Stella Hackett for Quality Lamps, Christ Church, Barbados, available in multiple colours and made by a small lamp manufacturer.
- Demerera Table, Designed by Patty Johnson for Summerson Furniture, East Coast Demerera, Guyana, made from locust wood.