6 Trends at Diseño Colombia 2018
After eight editions, the artisanal fair Expoartesano returned this month to Medellin’s Plaza Mayor to exhibit more than 2,000 craft items made by Colombian artisans and designers. With a special focus on the economic sustainability of the local craft tradition, this year’s edition included artisans from communities in Nariño, Amazonas, Boyacá, La Guajira, Bolívar, and more, with many receiving training in design, production, quality, and merchandising.
The search for economic sustainability became clear at the Diseño Colombia pavilion, an initiative by Artesanías de Colombia that carefully curates contemporary artisan design in Colombia, selecting emerging and established designers whose distinct style is linked to the artisanal techniques of the ancient Colombian masters. The result is a collection of products that preserve ancient techniques, stimulate innovation, and link the past to the present. To follow are a few trends we couldn’t ignore. expoartesano.com.co