“We ask ourselves what’s the basic need, where does it begin, what’s the closest to us. If you take the Chilean landscape and its prime material, you can end up with an object, with something. So it’s more a question of cleaning and making something simple from that material, something that emphasizes the relationships between objects and materials.”
Raúl Domínguez, The Andes House
Raúl Domínguez, Sofía Domínguez, Cristián Domínguez. The work of Chilean siblings of “The Andes House” has caught Estudio Guto Requena’s attention due to its sharp and skilful manipulation of simple materials such as pine and wicker.
The Andes House was featured twice at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milano (2011 and 2012). It is constantly cited, alongside Si Studio, Pro2 (to name a few great Chilean young designers), as one of the most remarkable creative groups in the country.
One of their most notable projects is madeinMIMBRE®, where they designed a line of products made from wicker, generating products in partnership with the artisans and the community of Chimbarongo, a community 150 km south of Santiago, in the VI Region of Chile.
Also, check out these two micro-documentaries on two of their project, “Básico” and “madeinMIMBRE”<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/42630385″>BÁSICO</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/theandeshouse”>The Andes House</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p> <p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/19223741″>made in MIMBRE</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/theandeshouse”>The Andes House</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
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