The furniture, as well as textiles and home accessories, interpret the Colombia’s cultural heritage in a modern context. Its complex production process is directed by founder and CEO Ana María Calderón Kayser who makes out old-established ateliers in different regions of the country and connects artisans and industrial designers. Creative dialogue eventually leads to the development of sophisticated pieces demonstrating how playful the designers Sebastian Herkner and Pauline Deltour handle the – for them until then unfamiliar – materials. They are colourful and vivid, and their visionary realisation is of a vibrant, modern aesthetic. With ames’ appreciation for local work performance in Colombia and fair conditions for workers, Ana María Calderón Kayser has established a valuable brand attribute. With the founder’s exceptional standards and high demands, ames is both role model and pioneer.
Photocredits © Andres Valbuena, Jannis Kayser.