nanny maroon baskets made in jamaica image © designboom

the onsite caribbean project describes itself as drawing ‘artisan skills with contemporary design to create product collections that reveal how local and regional efforts can bring balance to the often lopsided free flows of globalisation. the project is spearheaded by toronto designer patty johnson, who has been working on similar collaborative projects for many years. as the description implies the onsite caribbean project combines design with the skills of caribbean craftspeople to make contemporary products that provide true value to the makers. the collection of products in the line are made in a variety of different countries using a wide array of materials and local craft processes. the collection debuted in toronto and barbados this past fall.

http://www.onsitecaribbean.com

IDS09: onsite caribbean tobacco vases made in haiti image © designboom

IDS09: onsite caribbean tobacco vases made in haiti image © designboom

IDS09: onsite caribbeankalinago trap made in dominica

IDS09: onsite caribbeankalinago basket made in dominica

IDS09: onsite caribbeannanny maroon baskets made in jamaica

IDS09: onsite caribbean tobacco vases made in haiti