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Cineteca Nacional de Chile
SelectionRepresentation of Chilean designers
at the WantedDesign Fair 2018
Selection: Representation of Chilean designers at the WantedDesign Fair 2018, displays for the first time in Chile the works presented by local designers at the prestigious homonymous fair, which takes place in New York, advocated to foster and promote creative design work at an international level.
The WantedDesign fair takes place every year in May; it is a unique instance of collaboration, development, dissemination and interrelation between the different sectors related to design: professionals, international manufacturers, distributors, curators, specialists and general public. The Chilean representatives at WantedDesign 2018 brought together nine studios, which were selected through a public tender organized by the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage, the Cultural Affairs Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Relationships in Chile, and ProChile.
This exhibition accounts for the Chilean representatives at this fair, and presents lamps, furniture, weavings, ceramics, containers and ornamental objects that reflect the progress and renovations experienced by local design. The show’s narrative presents the actions of the productive process, such as folding, moulding, weaving, carving and assembling. Experimentation with noble and native materials is then discovered, including rural and indigenous communities in some cases, in a process of co-creation; recycling; the honouring of craftwork and traditional crafts; and the possibility of training and providing employment for interns from a Chilean prison.
Apart from giving an account of Chilean representatives at WantedDesign 2018, the exhibition is a reflection of how Chilean presence at international events has strengthened during the past few years, through the inter-institutional work of the public sector, showing what is being produced in diverse platforms, and how this discipline has been renewed in our country, from aspects such as material richness, aesthetic interest and the utility value of objects; as well as qualitative factors that signal work with communities, identity exploration, and socio-environmental commitment, among other factors.
The exhibition counts with the collaboration of the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage, the Cultural Affairs Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Relationships in Chile, and ProChile.
Studios / Designers
- 1ª10 Design| Felipe Arriagada
- Kalofisha®| Nury Lagos
- Krause Chavarri | Katja Krause and Pedro Chávarri
- MAIA Design| María Jesús Seguel
- Moshi Moshi| Mitsue Kido
- Medular| Pablo Llanquín, Alejandra Mustakis and Álvaro Lagos
- Qstudio |Gonzalo Santana and Estefania Johnson
- Trufquén| Raúl Hernández Tralma
- TUCA DESIGN| Ángeles Tuca