Luján Cambariere/Colectivo Ático de Diseño
Familia Collection, lamp and toys, 2015
Glass, bronze, tin, Lamp: H 50 cm, Toys: H 35 cm–50 cm
Photo: Frank Kleinbach © ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
The lamp uses old industrial pieces. The toys – such as old cans, glass tulips, bronzes, alabasters, and jars – have their parts disassembled and later recombined to construct playful objects.
Luján Cambariere is a renowned journalist and researcher specialized in design and social themes. She has been editor of the design section of the Página 12 newspaper since 2000 and the design editor of Barzón magazine, one of the most important magazines in Latin America since its foundation in 2005. She has undertaken sociological and anthropological research to add content to the discipline. She links crafts and design as a tool for social inclusion through her own social projects. She is a jury member in several design contests, has received many awards and has exhibited her projects in important museums around the world. She also runs Ático de Diseño, an academy of design in Tigre, Buenos Aires, which organizes exhibitions, seminars, workshops, classes and conferences, and works on various handcrafted disciplines and techniques. Ático contributes to the recognition, appreciation and development of Argentinian craftsmanship and design, involving the most recognized professionals in the country. It also runs a series of social projects to educate vulnerable populations and experimental workshops for designers – reuse workshops – to add content to the discipline and to stimulate collaborative and interdisciplinary interaction.