Do you know Artecnica? Here is why I am particularly fond of Enrico Bressan and Tahmineh Javanbakht of California based Artecnica:
Artecnica's Mission (text direct from http://www.artecnicainc.com)
Artecnica strives to enchant, inspire and transform by elevating everyday objects through design that combines the personal expression of art with uniquely applied technology.
Artecnica grew from a desire to captivate the eye and change perception. As we began exploring new materials and techniques alongside designers, merchants and craftsmen from around the globe, our focus evolved to include an intense commitment to design in all its applications and implications. The result was a deeper awareness of Artecnica’s positive impact through design and the subsequent creation of a formalized program, Design with Conscience®.
Design with Conscience® advocates and creates design that considers issues of environmental sustainability and responsible manufacturing. We collaborate with internationally recognized designers and artisan communities in developing countries to produce unique handcrafted objects. Products are often made with recycled materials and transported in easy-ship flat packages to help reduce our carbon footprint.
Artecnica partners with nonprofits like Aid to Artisans to explore ways of bringing new life to both indigenous craft and modern design. Design with Conscience® supports shared work and profit across borders, cultures, races, and religions. With design as the catalyst, it’s an opportunity to enchant, inspire and transform lives on a global level
So with that said, check out this lovely lamp "Come Rain Come Shine" chandelier by Tord Boontje produced through Artecnica's Design with Conscience® under Coopa-Roca. Coopa-Roca is a women's home based cooperative where members tend to their domestic responsibilities in Rio de Janeiro by employing humanitarian values and artisan production methods.
A textile dream, "Come Rain Come Shine" chandelier uses crocheted cotton, organza, silk and fabric flowers glowing a dramatic hue of light.