Young Design From Chile: Minka Inhouse

27 June 2014 0


What I love about the internet and being a blogger is the constant discovery of creative people and young design from around the world. Maybe you remember my story about a young design couple from Israel recently – I backed their project on Kickstarter and soon I will own one of their design lamps. Things you can’t buy in high street stores, design that have a true story and passion behind them. And these days I’ve discovered yet another fabulous design project on Kickstarter – this time from the other end of the world, from Chile. Meet ‘Minka Inhouse’.

‘Minka Inhouse’ is the label of the Chilean creative Fran Aldea and was born out of her desire to understand and get involved in each step that goes into developing handcrafted products. Her brave endeavor started with the search of talented local craftsmen that help and teach her to work her two favorite materials – ceramic and wool. So, ‘Minka Inhouse’ was born in Santiago de Chile. Minka is a native word that describes a collective work with a social purpose and benefit for the community.
Her story is so touching, brave and wonderful, after watching her little video on Kickstarter I was sold immediately. That is how I became one of her backers. And I truly hope that some of you, my dear readers, will support this young creative woman in her pursue of sustainable, handcrafted and good design with a soul.

Here’s to many more wonderful design project that will touch our hearts and make us smile with happiness. Like ‘Minka Inhouse’ does.

Happy weekend, my friends!

Photography via ‘Minka Inhouse’

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  • Reply Monika - White Valley 27 June 2014 at 08:26

    I have seen it already and I love this :). Craftsmanship with heart and souls and the items they do are just amazing, I love each of them – ceramics, textiles.
    Have a lovely weekend :).

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 27 June 2014 at 17:42

      Ceramics is one of my favorite materials too, Monika! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey 27 June 2014 at 09:28

    Great discovery Igor. Some cool products here and loving the shades of grey 😉 I like that cup… even better tho without the gold rim.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 27 June 2014 at 17:42

      I’m loving her products too but above all I love her story – so touching and so true!

  • Reply stefi b. 27 June 2014 at 11:08

    wonderful! the porcelaine ist amazing! i love that style. great choice, igor!

  • Reply Petra K. 27 June 2014 at 12:18

    Wunderschöne Farben der Textilien und das Porzellan ist soo toll ♥♥♥
    Liebste Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende

  • Reply Angelika Leśniak 27 June 2014 at 14:28

    Danke, Igor, das war wunderschön. Wieder einmal Einblick in eine Werkstatt. Du bist selbst an so vielem interessiert, das macht Deinen Blog so wunderbar. Was für tolle Personen Du immer wieder für uns Leser entdeckst. Danke, Igor!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 27 June 2014 at 17:41

      Vielen lieben Dank Angelika! Und danke Dir, dass Du so eine treue Leserin geworden bist!

  • Reply design elements 27 June 2014 at 16:13

    mein Lieblingspost auf deinem Blog…

    liebe Grüße


  • Reply Lisa Hjalt 27 June 2014 at 16:24

    What a wonderful discovery! I’m going to keep this window open and view the video and their website after I’m done eating my pizza this evening.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Igor!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 27 June 2014 at 17:43

      It’s so worth watching the video – it is wonderfully told and the story is just touching! You will like it for sure, Lisa. But now, bon appétit!!

  • Reply Filipek 70 30 June 2014 at 07:47

    SO beautiful ceramics !!!!! I love it ……pure ,handcraft and beautiful it is the best combination I’ ve ever seen…greetings Igor 🙂

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