VENTURA FUTURE 2019,
        TORTONA, MILANO

 

























Pita Basketry Lamp

Pita is a plant that grows in Teno, at the north of the Maule Region in Chile. To work this vegetable fiber the artisans mince and dry the leaf to braided and start working with it. For the basketry, we add a brass piece, works as a connection to make the lamp.

  • Craft: Pita Basketry
  • Locality: Teno, Chile
  • Designers: Paula Corrales & Mitsue Kido
  • Year of Production: 2018
  • Material: Pita, Brass
  • Artisans: Carmen Guzmán and Family
  • Contact Info: (56) 9 8953 2636 / (56) 75 259 1214
  • Tech Specs: E27 Led Electric System with 2 core textile cord

Photographer: Alejandro Galvez

Crin Weaving Lamp


Crin is a type of weaving craft that consists in the concentric criss-cross between horsehair and vegetable fiber, being the circle the main shape of this unique craft.
Artisans usually make decorative pieces, such as jewelery, and iconic figures, working circles between 2 to 12 cm diameter.

Understanding the growth of this kind of technique, was decided to put into the limit the artisan and the craft,  making circules up to 25 cm diameter (limit made by the long of the vegetable fiber used to structure the weaving).

Having this circules, and understanding the translucensy  the light horsehair has, was decided to make for the first pieces, applique lamps, highlighting this way the criss-cross of the technique.

  • Craft: Crin
  • Locality: Rari, Chile
  • Designers: Paula Corrales & Mitsue Kido
  • Year of Production: 2018
  • Material: Crin, bras
  • Artisans: Maestra Madre Artisanal Community and
    Tres Marías Artisanal Community Artisans
  • Contact Info: (56) 9 9127 0655 / (56) 9 9900 9674
  • Tech Specs: G9 Led Electric System, 2 core textile cord, Voltage 220-240V


Photographer: Alejandro Galvez

Corion de Uraco Lamp



Coiron is a type of grass that grows at the locality of Uraco, where the artisans recollect it from the hills and then sew it with nylon thread. We added a steel piece with an integrated screw, to be joined to the bulb holder, also facilitating the artisan work, making bigger products in less time.

  • Craft: Coiron de Uraco
  • Locality: Uraco, Chile
  • Designers: Paula Corrales & Mitsue Kido
  • Year of Production: 2018
  • Material: Coiron, Stainless Steel
  • Artisans: Ema Muñoz and Family
  • Contact Info: (56) 9 8973 0749
  • Tech Specs: E27 Led Electric System with 2 core textile cord

Photographer: Alejandro Galvez

Piedra Toba Lamp



Piedra Toba lamp is part of "Lamps from Chile" a design project with a firm intention of artisanal rescue, located in the VI region of Maule in Chile. Where 5 artisans made 5 luminaries using 5 types of local traditional crafts. Led by designers Paula Corrales and Mitsue Kido, this project seeks to maintain the traditions and productive processes of craftsmanship that is reflected in a contemporary design product.
"Lamps from Chile" is a project funded by Fondart Convocatoria 2018 (Ministry of Culture and Arts of Chile) and it is focus on the artisanal rescue of a region representative of traditional Chilean culture. "Lamps from Chile" is a Design / Crafts project where we work continuously in collaboration between the creators.

  • Craft: Piedra Toba Stone
  • Locality: Quinamávida, Maule region, Chile
  • Designers: Paula Corrales & Mitsue Kido
  • Year of Production: 2018
  • Material: Piedra Toba, bras
  • Artisans: Gabriela Alarcón


Photographer: Alejandro Galvez