Lucy Salamanca, AMATE: Design Connecting Two Continents


AMATE: Design Connecting Two Continents

AMATE: Design Connecting Two Continents

Lucy Salamanca presented her new home collection at TENT LONDON


Salamanca Design & Co. presented its second Amate (Beloved) brand collection during TENT LONDON 2012.

Designed by Lucy Salamanca, an Italo-Columbian designer who studied in Bogotá and Milan and has gained professional experience internationally, the collection has been conceived for the "everyday dream life".

Its products are designed for loving oneself on a daily basis, through the gestural expressions that the Amate products offer.

The 2012 collection has been made in three different Latin American countries, working with four different groups of craftspeople, each chosen to meet ethical and sustainability criteria.

The products have been designed by Lucy Salamanca, who worked alongside the manufacturers, starting off from their traditional making techniques and innovating towards a vision of ethical design.

All fibres and other raw materials used are recycled and/or from natural sources and all the processes are exclusively handmade, from the harvest to the final product.

In Peru, NIDO, the latest mantle in the Abbraccio collection, has been made from a new material – alpaca felt –, with a design that emphasizes the concept of the collection: a mantle with a large collar and integrated slippers (to tuck away the most sensitive parts of the body) indeed creates a big "hug", into which one can surrender. The whole collection began in Peru and is craft-manufactured, with the alpaca and merino wool worked by hand using traditional mixed with innovative techniques.

amate_Plaid-Abbraccio, home collection

In Colombia, TRECIA, a collection of handmade carpets in agave, using local weaving techniques resulting in a final texture with an interesting tridimensional effect, all available in an extensive range of colours and modular dimensions.

amate_trecia, hand-made carpets

In Guatemala, METAMORFOSI a recycled glass bottle collection, blown one by one by expert artisans, conveying organic and egonomic shapes. The bottles are completed with crochet caps, made by another group of Guatemalan women.


This is yet another way in which AMATE creates a network of individual producers, techniques and materials, enabling manufacturers to pool their experiences and production techniques , broading their horizons.

photo credits:Mattia Mascagni



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