When we started conceptualizing the “gift shop” at La Nueva Fábrica, we recognized the desire to do something completely different from the gift shops already found across Antigua.
We wanted to provide a space to elevate Guatemalan artisans doing something truly different, local brands that represented high-quality design, and businesses that positively impact local artists, environment, and communities. So we hunted down a selective list of qualified brands and started building out the space to be almost like a gallery of design products.
The end result is a store that became a destination for design in Antigua, and a group of brands that feel connected to the art space. We even hold events that give companies a platform for speaking about their products and their unique process.
I took part in designing the interior architecture, furniture, display, product list, and marketing.