Inspired by the impressive dune landscape of Lençóis Maranhenses, Linde Freya created her Lagoa-series. Both the asymmetrical shape and the colours of the baskets refer to the small lakes, which pop up in between the dunes. While the natural colour of the Carnaúba fibres reflects the sand, the twinkling green echoes the crystal clear water of the lakes.
Lagoa was created during a residency of three Belgian designers and one Belgian curator who shared for three weeks life and work in a cute pink house in Santa Isabel, an island in the magisterial setting of the Brazilian Delta do Parnaíba. Amongst all the jewels this region has to offer, the Carnaúba palm is the one that shines most. Besides being beautiful the Carnaúba is environmentally and economically vital for the region. The ‘joias’ we present here are made from the sun-dried fibres of this tree, a rich material that is worked by the artisans of this colourful village.
Natural Carnaúba fibres
Circa 43 cm diameter – 59 cm diameter (small fibres included) – 35 cm high