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Guajiro furniture collection was inspired by the hats of Cuban peasants (guajiros). This garment goes beyond the purely native and has become one of Cuban most popular handcraft traditions: basketwork. The aim of this project is to encourage Cuban basketwork tradition through the combination of old handcraft techniques with a contemporary approach. With this purpose, the designers worked with the craftsmen community from “el Malecon sin Agua”, located on the outskirts of Havana. The furniture collection comprises a low table, a sofa, a stool and a floor lamp. Each product alludes to the peasant hat telling us a particular story. Some of them combine functions such as support-lighting or lighting-containment. The low table is the axis of the collection and recreates a common anecdote: after a working day, guajiros frequently arrive home and put their hats on the table as a metaphor of the beginning of the rest. The table concept explores this particular moment, which is reinterpreted with an unexpected fictional meaning: during the day the hat works as energy reserve, and throughout the night it releases this energy as light.

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