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rafael de cardenas

How can you not love the loud, colorful and bold design of Rafael de Cardenas. Likewise for his first furniture collection.

Rafael finds beauty in simple materials, like plywood, and gracefully dresses them in high style. This unique ability has helped launch his career during a time of lesser means. During our last interview, the designer was optimistic when discussing the economic recession, as he is confident in his ability to create with or without funds. He explained, “I don’t think that money is the thing that prevents design from happening, it presents challenges… and you always need some resistance in the design process or you are kind of operating in a vacuum.” 

De Cardenas’ furniture collection was unveiled for the first time at the Johnson Trading Gallery in New York City.



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