Next week we will pack our bags and cross the Atlantic to attend the 9th Biennial of Design Contempo 2019. An event for designers and design entrepreneurs from El Salvador and abroad. From the headquarters of the Art Museum of El Salvador (MARTE) we will seek to promote, encourage, motivate and demonstrate that design is a fundamental part of the country’s development.
An opportunity to be part of the change.
The first edition of the biennial Contempo in El Salvador began in 2007 as a design competition and the goal of discovering new talents in the design industry. With 8 past editions, 12 years of history and more than 160 local and international exhibitors, Contempo has become a reference for Central American design studios.
In this 9th edition, our founder Eva Prego will be part of the international jury and panel that will evaluate each of the works and projects submitted to the competition. In addition, she will give a series of talks and workshops among the participants, in order to revolutionize their thinking and form their creativity.
Contempo: For those people who believe they can revolutionize the world with design.
The dates of the exhibition at MARTE have been held since September 12 and will end on October 12, with a key day one week before, October 4, when the winners will be announced. The top five will receive personalised advice from international experts, including our Stone Designs designer.
It’s time to evolve, to revolutionize. We want to motivate and the greatest impact that Contempo can generate is the evolution that the participants can have after the competition or the impulse of new businesses related to the creative industry. Every year we see a lot of talent emerge and that challenges us to take a step forward by helping designers go further. People with good ideas, enterprising people.
The Contempo exhibit will reveal a face of El Salvador’s cultural heritage. Design of products whose intention, in addition to being used, is to generate tactile sensations, memories and experiences that transmit sensations and traits of heritage.
The opportunity to surprise
Shapes, textures and materials in product design are a testimony of creativity and contemporaneity, above all, from the awareness of a tradition and a collective cultural value.
In the different workshops, international designers and specialists will give training and classes for the creation of pieces with identity in key themes (Home, Office and Hospitality, Urban Spaces, Institutional Spaces, Outdoors / Garden). As members of the jury, we know how design is a tool for communication and interaction between human beings. Their unique seal is what will give them impulse. It contributes not only to the quality of life of the user but also to the economy of an ecosystem through its commercialization and productive processes. A reinterpretation of our days, with a level of global reach and quality.
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