Wicker Made Modern: Lighting from Chile
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Santiago-based Made in Mimbre is a team of designers and artisans who create modern wicker lighting and furniture using traditional crafts techniques. Mimbre (Spanish for wicker) is one of the most common materials found in Chilean homes; it originates from an area called Chimbarongo, where craftsmen have practiced the art of wicker weaving for centuries. To learn more about the process, see a documentary narrated by one of the studio principals, which provides a visual insight into the company's practice. For ordering information, go to Made in Mimbre. Above: A trio of wicker lamps from Made in Mimbre. Above: Lampara B (all lamps are named in alphabetical order). Above: Lampara D . Above: A cross section of the wicker. Above Lampara A . Above: Wicker storage in Chimbarongo, Chile. Above: Craftsmen at work in the Mimbre shop. N.B.: This post is an update; the original post ran on June 17, 2011.