Slow Design: Soulful Handmade Goods from Dora Daar

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We 1st took take note of Barcelona-based style studio/creative agency Dora Daar when we stumbled upon their Oráculo Carpet, a circular woven rug that wraps all over the base of a tree. It was developed by founders and best close friends Nat Sly and Pepi de Boissieu soon after a vacation to Senegal, where it is popular to see family members get beneath the shade of a tree. “[It] was their location of reunion,” they say. “Under the canopy of the trees, daily dramas and going really like tales were performed out.”

This focus to the poetry in human-built objects is obvious in all the products and solutions they’ve curated for their online shop. The selection is spare—just 23 items and a few workshops (1 on how to make altars, a different on astrology, and a third on meditative drawing)—but each individual one issue feels deemed and very well-produced (the two collaborate with artisans, who execute their suggestions).

From their web-site: “We aim for and deeply feel in altering the way we produce and take in. All of our assignments are regionally sourced and sustainable. We are engaged with the human beings that manufacture just about every of our merchandise and therefore fully commited to reasonable trade. We imagine that this is the new luxury, a person that is manufactured truthfully, in truth, with serious time and believed set into every job.”

Underneath, a selection of our favorites from Dora Daar.

Chair Duvets

the duo designed the nube casamance as soft duvets for chairs (
Earlier mentioned: The duo developed the Nube Casamance as delicate duvets for chairs (“nube” usually means cloud in Spanish). The embroidered material is created by a local community of ladies in Casamance, Senegal, where by these materials are ordinarily employed to wrap newborns.

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Earlier mentioned: The cotton and wool Nube Casamance pillows are €180 each individual. Photograph by Claudia Maurino.

Bread Baggage

these patchwork bread bags are called
Previously mentioned: These patchwork bread baggage are known as “Let us break bread with each other.”

Higher than: The “Let us break bread together” luggage are built by women in Portugal €35. The rattan hooks, developed by their good friend Marc Morro, are also marketed on the site.

Wall Cabinets

the pair found the wooden wall shelves in portugal.
Previously mentioned: The pair found the picket wall cabinets in Portugal. “They were being referred to as ‘Bica do Papagaio’, which translates into ‘Beak of a Bird’, almost certainly because each shelf would stick out from the wall and, at night time with candlelight, resemble a beak.”
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Previously mentioned: The Bica Shelf can be utilised to hold candles, little attractive objects, or mundane issues like a roll of rest room paper €40 to €50.

Hand-Painted Plates

Above: Hand-painted terracotta Spring Plates are produced in Portugal “by Joao” €45.

Brass Candleholders

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Earlier mentioned: The Helios Selene Applique candleholder was built 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 designed by artisans in Portugal €160.

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