DISCOVERED IN EL SALVADOR: Due Studio
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.
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.