Re-Imagining the Workshop:
Design w/ Conscience
November 25, 2007
– January 13, 2008
Fernando & Humberto Campana
the Workshop: Design w/ Conscience,” Los Angeles-based curatorial
design firm Artecnica brings their award-winning Design w/ Conscience
home design line to VIVID gallery.
In creating Design
w/ Conscience, Artecnica strives to reintroduce traditional craft into
the high design landscape.
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show limited edition versions of the Design w/ Conscience products were
In creating Design w/ Conscience, Artecnica strives to reintroduce traditional
craft into the high design landscape. Each unique piece in the collection
is a collaborative effort art directed by Artecnica, conceptualized by
renowned international designers, and handcrafted by artisan communities
across the globe. The exhibition highlights Design w/ Conscience's primary
aim: to broaden the focus of design beyond the finished object, encompassing
the entire design process from concept to creation. In doing so, Design
w/ Conscience situates the craftsman's skills at the center of each successful
design, delivering unique pieces that acknowledge the value of human skill.
Subsequently, each Design w/ Conscience project provides all artisan communities
involved with an alternative economic reality.
Since its launch,
Tord Boontje & Emma Woffenden's tranSglass has become one of Artecnica's
most critically acclaimed products. A part of MoMA New York's permanent
collection, tranSglass is a series of sleek vases, candleholders, carafes,
and tumblers crafted from recycled bottles. To create tranSglass, Tord
Boontje and Artecnica art director Enrico Bressan trained a group of Guatemalan
craftsmen in the precise art of cold glass making. Each vessel is hand-made
by these skilled artisans and combines old-world craftsmanship and sophisticated