September 26, 2023

Cinco x Cinco references playgrounds with chrome furnishings selection

Guatemalan design studio Cinco x Cinco utilized a blend of present-day and artisanal approaches for its 3rd collection of home furnishings, The Sum of Little Elements, which gained the highest honour at Style and design 7 days Mexico 2022.

Conceptualised for the duration of the Covid-19 lockdowns, The Sum of Compact Components contains a chandelier, bar cart and chair.

Cinco x Cinco received the Inédito Award, the top rated prize at the yearly furniture showcase Inédito at Design 7 days Mexico, for the three home furniture pieces.

The selection, which can be wholly disassembled, attributes chrome structural things and a combine of domestically crafted artisanal resources to evoke the feeling of a playground, “primarily the shabby metal structures that are observed in any Latin American park”, the studio reported.

The assortment characteristics a chrome chandelier hung with clay pendants

The Sum of Small Components chandelier is made from a series of curved chrome bars that terminate in a small bulb. From the chrome bars hold “pendant charms” created from Chinautla clay, a Guatemalan solution made by artisans “dwelling in a ravine, isolated from industrial production”, the studio said.

The bar cart features far more curved chrome with 3 trays manufactured from conacaste wooden, indigenous to northern Guatemala,  though the chair functions a basic skeleton composed of semi-circular bars clad with cotton fibres.

Cinco x Cinco involves 5 designers from unique disciplines, together with anthropology, architecture and visual artwork.

“There are 5 various voices, but jointly, most people can provide something to the table,” photographer Manuel Rionda explained to Dezeen. “As prolonged as we have the similar eyesight.”

Cinco x Cinco chrome wood and textile furniture designs
The purpose was to build a collection that utilises craft in modern-day models

The studio prioritises supplies designed with Guatemalan artisans and collaborated with more than 30 makers when operating on the assortment, utilising the group engagement know-how of team member Maria Cecilia Diaz.

“A person target we share as a collective is to innovate Guatemalan handmade and industrial methods, demonstrate what Guatemala can convey to the style and design scene and create useful, sustainable design with effects in the artisans’ communities,” architect Esteban Paredes informed Dezeen.

Although the artisanal factor is at the forefront of the selection, the team additional that the more modern day things should be viewed as craft as effectively and that its aim was to transcend the stereotypes normally attributed to crafts.

“Even these industrial pieces that we manufactured can be regarded as craftsmanship for the reason that it is really performed by human palms,” designer Sofia Contreras-Paredes informed Dezeen. 

And combining that with the craftsmanship is just displaying that points will not require to be made with a cultural purpose. You can do fashionable design and style and actually problem yourself and the artisans to make something new.”

In addition to Diaz, Paredes, Rionda and Contreras-Paredes, the group contains Mauricio Contreras-Paredes, a visible artist and anthropologist. 

Other furniture collections that incorporate pure components incorporate interior designer Kelly Wearstler’s collaboration with Mexican stone company Arca.

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The images is by Achach Fotografía.