LDF 2018 Preview: A Spotlight on Uruguayan Designers
It’s nestled directly between Brazil and Buenos Aires, but you don’t hear a whole lot about Uruguay in this part of the world. Not for lack of interest — we’re always hoping to discover new South American design talents — but simply for lack of opportunity. A new exhibition launching during the London Design Festival next week, though, is set to officially school us: Hilos Invisibles at Aram Gallery will give seven Montevideo studios a platform to present themselves on the global design scene, and the London-based but Uruguayan-born designer Matteo Fogale has helped groom them for their debut.
As curator of the show, Fogale asked each studio to temporarily put aside commercial concerns and collaborate with him on a piece driven purely by concept and storytelling; each project was based on drawings and photos he pulled from the archives of the late Uruguayan modernist Julio Vilamajó Echaniz, which will also be on view at Aram. Check out the works below.
PHOTOS BY FLORENCIA ANTIA AND TALI KIMELMAN
MCV tables by Rafael Antia and Matteo Fogale Plinto by Studio Diario and Matteo Fogale Medianera Lamps by Claro and Matteo Fogale
Americana by Muar and Matteo Fogale El Secreto by Menini-Nicola and Matteo Fogale Tutura by Carolina Palombo Piríz and Matteo FogaleRama by Claudio Sibille and Matteo Fogale