Lima Design Week showcasing the best of Peruvian style
November 20, 2015
The annual event features the work of dozens of innovative Peruvian creatives, from fashion to architecture, and from industrial design to jewelry.
For the first time, there are five “design routes” in different parts of the city, featuring galleries, museums, cafes and showrooms.
Peru’s bustling creative scene is in the spotlight this week as part of the third annual Lima Design Week. The event brings together a wide array of designers and venues in the Peruvian capital from November 9 to 15, with numerous events, including talks, workshops, guided-walks and, of course, cocktails.
It also showcases the thriving diversity of contemporary Peruvian design, from the avant-garde to the traditional, and from industrial minimalism to elaborate handicrafts from the Andes and Amazon. The event includes five “design routes,” including in the popular districts of Barranco and Miraflores.
The Barranco route, for example, takes in some of the country’s top art galleries and museums, such as MATE —founded by renowned fashion and portrait photographer Mario Testino — and Las Pallas, an out-of-the way store selling a staggering selection of elaborate wood carvings, ceramics and textiles by artisans from across Peru. The work of Peru’s best architects, fashion designers, graphic designers, interior designers, jewelry makers and 3D creative is all on show, as is that of many of their counterparts from Chile, this year’s guest nations.
Lima Design Week is part of the global design week initiative. Headquartered in Tokyo, it organizes annual design weeks in cities including London, New York, Paris, Barcelona and Sao Paulo, to promote both the cultural and commercial aspects of design, and raise awareness of the difference good design can make in our lives.
If you would like to learn more about Peruvian design or visit design museums, art galleries, stores or workshops as part of your unique, individually tailored itinerary curated by the Peru Empire Company, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +51-1-700-5100 or, if you are in the US, 347-713-7030/34.