GARDENIA
COLLECTION™


PROJECT

Atelier Caracas

FABRICATION

Stokes MFG

MADE IN

North Carolina, USA

PHOTOGRAPHY

Catalina Quintana
The GARDENIA COLLECTION™ is a series of symbolically charged objects, both sculptural and functional, that celebrate Venezuelan mid century kitsch aesthetics.

During the Mid 50s, modernity appeared out of nowhere in the Venezuelan architectural scene as a “tabula rasa” way of approaching life itself. This clash of new ideologies caused a cultural and aesthetic gap between those who decided to embrace modernity, and the ones who resisted the clean forms and vectorized furniture.

The Gardenia Collection reinserts ornament and romantic geometries back into contemporary design. Through a playful and simplistic approach, the collection is reminiscent of the odd and eclectic style of a mid-century middle class Venezuelan interiors.