the andes house: wicker lamps
the andes house: wicker lamps the andes house: wicker lamps
jul 23, 2011

the andes house: wicker lamps

‘wicker lamps’ by the andes house

located 150km south of santiago, chile, chimbarongo is the hometown of young chilean design group the andes house. using the country’s raw materials and learning from the knowledge of traditional craftsmanship, the young chilean designers created these ‘wicker’ lamps, as part of their lighting and furniture line named ‘made in mimbre‘. the lamps are made from natural fiber obtained from the salix plant. maintaining its natural color, the fiber strands are braided around a wire frame.

‘wicker’ table lamps by the andes house

‘wicker’ pendant lamp

dried fiber strands obtained from salix plants

collage of the making process photos taken in chimbarongo, chile

about ‘made in mimbre’ video by joaquín mora

  • Well done guys, keep on doing this beautiful things
    Hello from ziby!

    ziby says:
  • Beautiful!! )

    ana moreno says:

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