Slow Design: Soulful Handmade Goods from Dora Daar

We initially took note of Barcelona-based structure studio/creative agency Dora Daar when we stumbled on their Oráculo Carpet, a circular woven rug that wraps close to the foundation of a tree. It was built by founders and ideal friends Nat Sly and Pepi de Boissieu following a vacation to Senegal, where by it’s typical to see households collect below the shade of a tree. “[It] was their put of reunion,” they say. “Under the cover of the trees, every day dramas and moving like tales were played out.”

This interest to the poetry in human-produced objects is evident in all the merchandise they’ve curated for their online retailer. The collection is spare—just 23 goods and 3 workshops (one particular on how to generate altars, an additional on astrology, and a third on meditative drawing)—but each one thing feels thought of and effectively-made (the two collaborate with artisans, who execute their suggestions).

From their internet site: “We aim for and deeply believe in modifying the way we create and consume. All of our assignments are domestically sourced and sustainable. We are engaged with the human beings that manufacture each of our products and consequently dedicated to good trade. We believe that this is the new luxurious, one particular that is manufactured honestly, honestly, with actual time and thought put into just about every undertaking.”

Down below, a selection of our favorites from Dora Daar.

Chair Duvets

the duo designed the nube casamance as soft duvets for chairs (
Previously mentioned: The duo built the Nube Casamance as delicate duvets for chairs (“nube” indicates cloud in Spanish). The embroidered cloth is made by a local community of women of all ages in Casamance, Senegal, wherever these materials are ordinarily used to wrap newborns.

the cotton and wool nube casamance pillows are €\180 each. photograph by 10
Earlier mentioned: The cotton and wool Nube Casamance pillows are €180 each. Photograph by Claudia Maurino.

Bread Baggage

these patchwork bread bags are called
Higher than: These patchwork bread bags are identified as “Let us crack bread together.”

Previously mentioned: The “Let us split bread together” baggage are manufactured by ladies in Portugal €35. The rattan hooks, developed by their mate Marc Morro, are also sold on the web site.

Wall Shelves

the pair found the wooden wall shelves in portugal.
Previously mentioned: The pair observed the wooden wall shelves in Portugal. “They had been termed ‘Bica do Papagaio’, which translates into ‘Beak of a Bird’, possibly due to the fact every single shelf would adhere out from the wall and, at night with candlelight, resemble a beak.”
dora daar wall shelf
Over: The Bica Shelf can be made use of to keep candles, tiny ornamental objects, or mundane items like a roll of toilet paper €40 to €50.

Hand-Painted Plates

Previously mentioned: Hand-painted terracotta Spring Plates are created in Portugal “by Joao” €45.

Brass Candleholders

the helios selene applique candleholder was designed in collaboration with apr& 17
Above: The Helios Selene Applique candleholder was made in collaboration with Après Objet. Photograph by Apres Ski.
the brass helios selene applique candleholder is made by artisans in portugal;  18
Previously mentioned: The brass Helios Selene Applique candleholder is made by artisans in Portugal €160.

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