Paula Corrales
Mitsue Kido
Pilar Vejar
Crin Weaving Artisan

Rari, Chile

Lamps From Chile is a design project created in 2018 by Paula Corrales & Mitsue Kido, linking traditional crafts from Chile with contemporary design, giving new opportunities to both areas through collaboration; amplifying commercialization networks and international diffusion to Chilean traditional artisans and giving a territorial rooting to Chilean design.

For the first collection of the project made in 2018, there were designed 5 different luminaires with 5 different traditional crafts communities from Maule Region in Chile, including: Crin Micro Basketry from Rari, Coiron Basketry from Uraco, Pita Basketry from Teno, Toba Stone from Quinamavida and White Clay from Vichuquen.

In 2022, during the 5th Biennal of Contemporary Crafts of Paris, Salón Révélations, we are launching the Crin Weaving Colour Collection.

This new collection in collaboration with the traditional crin artisan Pilar Vejar is based in the scale exploration of 2018 and the incorporation of the bright colours that characterizes Rari’s traditional micro basketry. To dyed the crin, artisans use only the white horsehair, that is the most uncommon colour to find. This way, as opposed to the 2018 collection, where we wanted to use just natural crin, for the 2022 Colour Collection we want to empathized this the skills and expertice of the colour work of the traditional artisans of Rari.  

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