DISCOVERED IN EL SALVADOR: Due Studio

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Folks on both sides of the Thames are keeping an eye on Due Studio — the first high-end furniture and interior design firm we know of to emerge from the once war-torn nation of El Salvador.

Covered in both the new Wallpaper and Monocle magazines, the firm was founded by San Salvador locals Claudia and Harry Washington in 2004.

Since that time, Due has produced a series of innovative stylish furniture pieces including the new leather and stainless steel “Olga” chair above.

Best of all, the firm — which works with only local craftsman — is now partially funded by a USAID grant aimed at supporting developing world talent. That support clearly paid off: Last year Due showed at NYC’s important International Contemporary Furniture Fair which has led to an early-stage partnership with US furniture giant Bernhardt Design.

Studio Due will now show in Milan at the upcoming Salon de Mobile this month — and hopefully the orders (and work for local artisans back home) will begin to flow.

Good luck.

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2 Responses to “DISCOVERED IN EL SALVADOR: Due Studio”

  1. I love the “corset strapping detail” on this piece….as well as the leather detailing harkening to an Eames lounge. Furniture needs to look great from the back as well as the back.

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