Chiscas Pouf


Delivery up to 40 days
Product number: AMCPS-1

Height: 420 mm
Diameter: 420 mm

Fique, a though natural fiber made from the leaves of the plant Fucraea andina (tropical agave)

Care instructions
Dust off carefully with a duster or dust cloth.

¡Hola Chiscas! Charming, colourful and versatile, this new collection of planters and stools combines earthy, modern colours, traditional crocheting crafts and contemporary elegance. Designed by Sebastian Herkner, all pieces are made by hand in Colombia with the natural fibres of the fique palm, which grows in many regions in Latin America. Sebastian Herkener chose the colours and pattern contrasts for the Chiscas series after visiting the stunning Sierra Nevada del Cocuy National Park with its incredible glaciers, rocky mountain formations and sparse highlands. Craftswomen crochet each piece with meticulous precision in the ames partner ateliers in Santander, translating the contrasts of the impressive landscapes of Sierra Nevada del Cocuy into soulful objects for your home or outdoor spaces.
Chiscas basket and stool is handcrafted in ames partner ateliers located in Santander, a Colombian province in the North East Andes. This region has a long-standing tradition of working with fibres made from the leaves of the fique plant. The production process is labour-intensive and requires a great deal of skill, taking several weeks to complete just one piece. In a meticulous, manual process, the fibres are extracted from the palm leaves, then softened by repeatedly brushing them with a metal comb, washed and left to dry in the sun. Only then can they be spun into longer threads. The craftspeople use natural substances such as nuts, roots, and bark from trees that are native to the region to dye the fibres. The entire process takes about twenty to thirty days.
German designer Sebastian Herkner is a long-term collaborator of ames and has visited Colombia multiple times to experience the country's cities, nature and people first hand. He also visited many of the ateliers that ames has partnered with to learn about the unique traditional crafts of Colombia's regions. A sought-after contemporary designer and recipient of many industry awards, he has worked with many international design brands, creating intriguing pieces that showcase his intuition for interesting material, colour and texture combinations.

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