In December, Nicaraguan-based Maderas Collective, a boutique furniture company, popped up at Hermann & Audrey Gallery with a bespoke furniture showcase, programming and events. The pop-up offered a glimpse into the distinct Maderas lifestyle that inspires furniture and accessories.
The contemporary and rustic exotic wood furniture and accessories offered by the Maderas Collective reflect what it means to live well, as they do in the culture and beauty of an unspoiled country. Co-founders and partners of Maderas Collective Matt (Dickie) Dickinson and Dave Grossman are also Co-founders of Maderas Village, a character-potent surf village nestled into a hillside jungle. Ethically produced, the furniture is designed and crafted in Maderas Collective’s workshop in Managua, Nicaragua. The pair work together with local craftsman through the sharing of First World design and technical skills. The result is a hand-crafted, high quality line of exotic wood dining tables, chairs, coffee tables and leather accessories designed in a similar vision as those within Maderas Village.
In addition to the assortment of rocking chairs, lounge chairs, desks, stools and tables, the pop-up also featured the company’s collection of accessories and served as a marketplace, with things like cutting boards, leather iPad cases, luggage, lamps, blankets and jewellery, making for no shortage of gift ideas. The Maderas feel to the gallery was complete with enlarged photos from a past trip to Nicaragua and the type of captivating art that you inevitably get lost in by Huy Lan, which reminds us of the rolling waves that make Maderas a surfer’s paradise.
More on Maderas Collective here.