Founded by Maria Dolores Uribe and Laura Abe Vettoretti with the idea of reclaiming a cultural and intellectual heritage shared by Latin American peoples – the name UNNO is inspired by the Spanish word ‘uno’ – the new digital design gallery displays collectible works.
UNNO is a new way to display art and design
without the need for a physical space:
a way of crossing geographical and individual boundaries
Furnishings made by hand, where flaws are a sign of uniqueness and rarity, adding authenticity and life; limited editions that transform crafts into a true hotbed of contemporary research, while conserving wisdom and mastery, memory and culture. “The creations of the civilizations that have lived on our continent – Maria and Laura say – are not static relics, but a continuing source of inspiration for design.”
Through the deconstruction and reassembly of important cultural moments marked by fertile creativity, design in UNNO becomes a platform for Latin American roots, seen through the eyes of today’s artists. A perfect mixture of art and crafts, generating unique pieces in which the genius loci is the protagonist, shaped in new, original forms. “Since we are all citizens of the world, the project sets out to share the potential of contemporary Latin American creativity with everyone, regardless of nationality, as well as the age-old wisdom and skill that influence the work… As proud heirs to the vision of the world of these artisans, we attempt to recreate the form and substance that are the true soul of the creation of myths,” Maria and Laura explain.
In the conviction that developing a new way of ‘showing’ art is fundamental in a globalized world, UNNO is a digital design gallery, without a physical space, accessible from every city and every part of the world. Because design and creativity know no boundaries.
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