Localista a Design Store

We partnered with the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel to transform an unused space into a design store. Our vision for this project was to develop a Puerto Rico Diseña store inside the Vanderbilt Hotel to serve as a cultural interface with travelers, foster local economic development and create a value chain centered on design. Every aspect of the store was curated to showcase Puerto Rican design and creative entrepreneurship. Through the financial support of Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico we were able to engage Armada and Constructo to design the space and build our furniture working with local resources and an awesome team of EAP design students so that almost every aspect of the shop is designed and made locally.             A Big Thank You! Puerto Rico Diseña #localista is possible thanks to the vision and generous support of the Executive Team at the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel. The design of the space by Constructo and Armada was possible thanks to the financial support of Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico. Thank you for believing in local talent and that it was possible to do this in four weeks! The store was created by a team of people who are passionate about design.  Thank you Marilú Purcell for your guidance and believing it could be done. Melissa Ramos, Andrea Bauza for your support in curating the store. Thank you Javier Olmeda and Vladimir García for taking on this insane project timeline and delivering in such a beautiful way, this would have been impossible to achieve without your vision and dedication to the design community on the island. ...
Chromatica Group

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:...
Tile Designs

Tile Designs

  Para los fanáticos de la losa criolla el libro Puerto Rico Tile Designs por Mario Arturo Hernández y Hernán S. Bustelo Morán es imprescindible en la biblioteca de todo buen diseñador. La losa criolla, se introdujo en Puerto Rico alrededor del 1900 desde Barcelona. Alrededor del 1911  se comenzaron a fabricar mosaicos hidráulicos en Puerto Rico. Para compar el libro: http://amzn.to/JZFpI5...
Matte

Matte

  MATTE is a digital and on-demand print magazine that explores the freedom of form, composition and different points of view. With a visual approach to design, fashion and art MATTE mag is a platform for inspiration, interaction and creation of unique work. Explore: www.mattemagazine.com blog.mattemagazine.com Inquiries:...
Edna Isabel Jewelry

Edna Isabel Jewelry

Edna Isabel Acosta is a designer/maker who produces jewelry in perfect alchemy between design, craft and art using traditional components with new and unexpected materials. She won Best Biennial Award in Madrid’s Ibero American Design Biennial -BID10- with Archipiélago Collection. Her jewelry has been featured and exhibited in Puerto Rico, Latin America and Europe. Each jewel is delicately designed and handcrafted in her San Juan studio. Explore: www.behance.net/EdnaIsabelAcosta pinterest.com/ednaisabel/ Contact Designer:...
Alterfolio

Alterfolio

  Alterfolio is a (re)creative exploration of the book arts.  The designs made for every binding are created from reused materials and original art works such as silkscreens, collages, linocuts, among others.  Their products are unique art pieces handmade and designed with sustainability, affordability and fair consumption in mind. Explore: www.alterfolio.com facebook.com/alterfolio Contact Designer:...