FURNITURE & HOME DECOR

Vladimir García

Vladimir is the Head Designer at Armada™, an independent product brand and design agency based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He obtained an undergraduate degree in Environmental Design from the University of Puerto Rico, and a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). He worked in several architecture studios in Los Angeles and San Juan prior to launching Armada™ in 2007. His client list includes singer-song writer Robi Draco Rosa, Air Master Doors & Windows, local design-brand Design in Puerto Rico, as well as franchises like Bad-Ass Coffee and Sarku Japan.  Among his professional distinctions, Vladimir has been nominated for the United States Artist Grant; Invited to participate at the Biennale of Ibero American Design (BID 2010, 2012, 2014); Awarded the Premio BID 2012 (Spatial Design, Puerto Rico); Awarded 1st place in the ephemeral architecture design-build competition Galeria Espacio Temporal, sponsored by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture; Elected for the Tropical Works Urban Furniture Catalog (2014); Selected as winning entry for the product design competition Producibles(DiPR). More recently, Vladimir was selected to represent Puerto Rico at the first contemporary Latin American design exhibition in the U.S., New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft, and Art in Latin America at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York City. His design projects have been exhibited in renowned art spaces like the National Gallery (San Juan); the Design Central at Matadero-Madrid (Madrid); the Architecture + Urbanism Museum/ A+U (Los Angeles), and the Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), and design fairslike WantedDesign during the New York Design Week. His work has been published internationally in online...

Martin Albarrán

Martín Albarrán López is an artist and designer based in Santurce, Puerto Rico and founder of La Productora, a space for both exhibition and creation.  La Productora is not only a space for producing art and design, it is as Martín describes it: “a space for producing culture; a space to revitalize and echo the constant movement in the streets of Santurce, Puerto Rico”. Explore: http://martin-albarran.com/...

Javier Olmeda Raya

Javier Olmeda Raya is an award winning furniture designer and manufacturer with vast knowledge of digital design and fabrication processes through CNC/CAD/CAM technologies. He is the Founder and Design Director of Constructo specializing in advanced 3D modeling, parametric design, 3D animation and audiovisual post processing. His Dendrone table was awarded the A’ Design Award in Furniture and Decorative Items and Homeware Design in Italy, in 2014.  The design of the  table was inspired by the structure of a neuron. Explore: constructodigital.com Contact Design Team: javi@constructodigital.com oscar@constructodigital.com...

Chromatica Group

Interior designer Carene Pérez and photographer Carlos Pérez of Chromatica Group combine their talent to design, manufacture and sell lamp shades and lamps.  The work of Chromatica has a common denominator: the telling of a story. The inspiration for their pieces comes from places as diverse as nature, urban areas and industrial zones, and so are the different materials used: wood, cement, iron. For example, the model ‘Village of La Mancha’ shows in its lamp shade the first chapter of the masterpiece of Miguel de Cervantes. The ‘Imagine’ lamp shade is a picture that Carlos took from the trees surrounding the memorial to John Lennon in Central Park, in New York. In addition to their collections, they offer consulting services and custom designs.  Explore: www.chromaticagroup.com Contact Designer:...

Tres Tristes

Tres Tristes  creates impeccable housewares and accessories with sweet tropical whimsical designs. Explore: http://trestristes.com/ https://www.facebook.com/colectivotrestristes http://instagram.com/3tristes Contact Designer: colectivo.trestristes@gmail.com    ...

Doel Fresse

Doel Fresse is a Puerto Rican designer currently based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His work balances the boundaries between art design and architecture. Themes in his work are based on daily life observations context and memory. Explore: doelfresse.com facebook.com/doel.fresse Contact Designer:...

Carlos Bobonis

Carlos Bobonis Colorado is an industrial designer, artist, educator and the founder of Design in Puerto Rico.  His work is focused on identifying and developing new products for local and international markets, as well as offering creative solutions for design and manufacturing challenges. He currently serves as Fabrication Director at a local university, where he has introduced close to 500 students and faculty members to digital fabrication capabilities and model prototyping construction. He is also actively researching the history of industrial design in Puerto Rico, with a focus on new product development as a catalyst for sustainable economic growth. Bobonis Colorado’s client portfolio ranges from startups and young entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies. He collaborates with local designers, architects and craftsmen in the development of prototypes, new products and services. Explore: www.carlosbobonis.com facebook.com/Carlos.Bobonis www.designinpuertorico.com Contact Designer:...

LOA Design

Beber café puede que sea una actividad ligera y/o de poca duración… pero para los que beben este preciado líquido, representa la oportunidad para socializar y una pausa placentera dentro del diario vivir. Para Josue Rivera Gandia de LOA Design, la oportunidad de diseñar una taza, presenta la posibilidad de conmover y provocar al individuo desde la intimidad de su hogar. Explore: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LOADesign Contact Designer:  ...

Natasha Rivera

San Juan based, Natasha Rivera is an industrial designer whose work explores context and pursues the prevalence of beauty and functionality over chaos. Her work has been featured as part of Design In Puerto Rico’s designer showcase at Wanted in New York city. Explore: natashariveraperez.wordpress.com Contact Designer:...

Twin Dogs Co

Twin Dogs co, muebles de patio en hierro, es una coproducción de Michelle Gratacos y Pablo Santiago inspirada en el proyecto “Espacio Común”.Fundada por el artista plástico Pablo Santiago Romera, Twin Dogs Co. tiene como misión llenar un nicho en donde se entremezcla el diseño industrial con “upcycled design” y textiles, brindando como resultado final un producto estilizado de alta calidad. Con el fin de que las creaciones le hagan brillar los ojos a quien lo adquiere, Pablo Santiago crea alianzas con otros artistas puertorriqueños que se especializan en la fotografía, artes gráficas y otras ramas del arte para desarrollar nuevos productos. La manufactura de Twin Dogs Co. es creada 100% en Puerto Rico, fomentando el uso de recursos en la isla y a la misma vez brindando apoyo a la economía local. Espacio Común, es un proyecto que pretende culminar en la restauración de 150 sillas mediante un proceso colaborativo con la comunidad de El Falansterio. Dichas sillas unas vez restauradas formaran parte del mobiliario a ser usado en los espacios comunes de los balcones. Pintar la comunidad de El Falansterio de múltiples colores es una de las utopías de Michelle Gratacós. Esta como residente de El Falansterio conoce los estatutos que lo rigen y prohíben cualquier aplicación de color en la estructura. A esta limitación ha podido proponer una solución, dar color a través del mobiliario Común. Explore: https://m.facebook.com/twindogsco https://www.facebook.com/espaciocomunelfalansterio www.espacio-comun.com Contact:...

Andres Salas

Andres Salas has designed furniture and products for renowned firms like Sambonet while collaborating with Anna Castelli Ferrieri. He has also worked as Senior Designer for Andrea Branzi Studio, designing furniture, interiors, exhibitions and products for Alessi, Cassina, and Vitra. His Sculpture and Design Studio is currently located in Puerto Rico where he offers custom-made design and an assorted line of products and furniture to architects, interior designers, advertising agencies and private clients. He also provides product design and consulting for a variety of companies. Explore: www.andressalas.com Contact Designer:...

Marx Rosado

Marxz Rosado Ríos established Seiz Dedos Studio with Hungarian fashion designer Ágnes Anna Szabó. Seiz Dedos is a design group that combines traditional hand crafted techniques assisted by digital fabrication. His work is motivated by a natural and experimental approach in which material, function and identity intertwine to form solutions charged with lasting meaning, quality and enduring appearance. As a designer and passionate craftsman, he is well recognized for his indoor and outdoor furniture, public artwork interventions, commodity products and exhibition design. He is a consultant for manufacturing processes with natural and composite materials and high temperature ceramics. He has extensive experience in the development, construction and maintenance of public art projects. Explore: http://seizdedos.tumblr.com https://www.facebook.com/SeizDedosStudio Contact Designers: seizdedos@gmail.com...

DNA Home Accents

DNA Home Accents is a refreshing line of decorative pillows by Parson trained Denise Nieva, that re-interpret and incorporate current fashion trends. Made in Puerto Rico, each cushion is intended to be a form of art that enhance any room. Discover: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dna-Home-Accents Contact Designer:...

Miguel Miranda

Miguel Miranda is a designer, architect and the co-founder of Muuuaaa,  a creative studio that offers brandscaping, exhibition design, interior design and commercial space design. His table designs titled Euhedral Tropical look into crystal geometry and materiality native to the tropics. Using local sourced wood from Puerto Rico and vibrant color combination reflection of the tropics energy, each table is used as a separate set of modules, which can connect in any side to create a larger surface area to attend different needs. Explore: http://www.miguel-miranda.com http://www.muuaaa.com/ Contact Designer: miguel@muuaaa.com    ...

VM Design

Victor Monserrate is an industrial designer from Puerto Rico and a a graduate of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn,NY. Before retuning to Puerto Rico, he moved to Brazil to intern with design superstars, the Campana Brothers. Victor established the VM Design studio where he designs and fabricates the vast majority of his pieces. His Kanutos chairs have been featured on many websites including NotCot and Kanye West . His work has also been exhibited at the Pratt Show in NYC, The Circa Art Fair in San Juan, and the Shanghai Contemporary Art Expo. His work arises from the desire to tame a process or material. The result is a functional and modern cleanliness that refuses to forget it’s tropical roots. Explore: vmdesign.org Contact Designer:...

Soideaki

Soideaki offers designs for the home with a fun take on popular culture in Spanish.  Criollo Chic was inspired by nostalgia for iconic music and culturally centric characters. Explore: facebook.com/soideaki Contact Designer:...

Diana Font Artworks

Furniture designer, Diana Font is known for her original, timeless collectible designs. Each piece is crafted using hand held carving tools, the finest woods– mahogany, cedar and fiddle-wood, mortise-and-tenon joints to fasten every union, dowels to attach table tops to their supporting frame, hidden dowels to anchor miter joints, hand rubbing for all finishing work, water based stains which are naturally absorbed by the wood and never discolor. Explore: facebook.com/dianafontartworks Contact Designer:...

Eddie Figueroa

Eddie Figueroa’s work is currently on exhibit at the Museum Of Art and Design of New York in the design exhibition “ New Territories”.  A designer with vast experience, he has collaborated with the architecture and design studio of the Curator Marco Romanelli in Milan, Italy; developing furniture and lightning design for Italian brands as Driade, Desalto, Oluce, Hermes, Fiam, Glass Italia and Skitch. In 2011 he received a special mention in the MDF Italia and Cristalplant design competition. His work has been published in various international design magazines, including Domus Magazine, Elle Decor Italia, Abitare Mag, Casa da Abitare, Living Mag. Eddie Figueroa lives and works in Puerto Rico, where he is focusing his research on identifying local original craftsmanship techniques in order to incorporate them to the industrial production of useful objects. Explore: eddiefigueroa.info Contact Designer:...

Abíla

Founded in 2012 by Puerto Rican designer Gabriela Nazario, abíla LLC, designs and manufactures hand-woven textiles.  Everything is made by hand creating amazing textures found in the finest natural yarns like wool, alpaca, silk and cotton. The varieties in color and pattern give each piece a unique personality, which is attributed to the handcrafted process that identifies abíla. Also, the majority of the materials that abíla selects for her collections are purchased in the USA.  At the moment, abíla has been focusing in elaborating pillows and scarves, and also offers custom designs upon request. Explore: www.abila.me facebook.com/pages/Abíla Contact Designer:...