Eddie Figueroa Feliciano in collaboration with the Industrial Design Program of the Escuela Internacional de Diseño and manufactured by V’Soske | La Alfombra, 2013 | Dyed wool, silk pile
Eddie Figueroa Feliciano
Eddie Figueroa Feliciano | 8 Lamp, 2012 | Nylon, metal clamps, electrical components, LED
Eddie Figueroa Feliciano
Eddie Figueroa Feliciano | Zanco, 2011 | Oak, nylon mesh
Eddie Figueroa Feliciano
Eddie Figueroa Feliciano

Eddie Figueroa Feliciano

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1978; lives and works in San Juan, Puerto Rico

As a Caribbean designer, I use local references and convert them into objects. Collections develop from experimentation and a dialogue concerning traditional craftsmanship, architecture, and our cultural. Globalization creates homogenization and the appropriation and commodification of cultures by market forces in search of trends and new products. This results in the loss of many of the diverse characteristics in design, in many geographical regions. I try to address this problem in the design process by consciously selecting and using local materials and technologies that are typically from Puerto Rico.

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