Netherlands-based artist Carla Peters works with artisans in countries around the world to create unique home accessories. "My designs are best described as crafted, tactile and social." Her collections have helped to create income for skilled artisans from Thailand to Peru. This season, we worked with her on a collection of pillows adorned with shells, hand-woven Indian rugs and vases blackened with smoldering mango leaves.
"I want people to touch my designs. If they don't want to, then I didn't do my job."
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"My work combines clean-lined design with age-old craft techniques."
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"I love 'imperfections' of handmade objects: no two are ever the same."
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Inspired by Vietnamese evening bags, these pillows are like jewelry for the sofa.
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