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THE VALUE OF CONNECTION
Influenced by traditions, the beauty of nature and the sense of well-being, we create authentic-slow designs and handpick unique products that support local artisans.
Objects accompany us throughout life, and when we find ourselves aware and conscious of the things around us, we can find true value in an object. Feeling good with what surrounds us, gives us happiness. We believe that connecting with the origin of our belongings can make every day special and valuable.
Behind an artifact, there is always a story, a person or heritage that becomes part of its essence. Each of our pieces represents the work of many heads, hands, and hearts.
Quinta Esencia / Quintessence refers to a refined essence or extract of a substance, the intrinsic and central constituent of its character. For alchemists, it represented the fifth substance in addition to the four elements (air, fire, water, and earth) thought to compose the heavenly bodies and to be latent in all things.
STRAIGHT FROM OUR HEARTS
Meet María José and Fernando, the pair behind Quinta Esencia Studio. María José is an artisanal product designer and consultant with a strong passion for natural dyes, textiles, all kinds of curiosities, experimentation, and collaboration with other creative beings. Fernando is a marketer fascinated with craftsmanship, travel and cultural diversity, always searching for new ideas and experiences.
Based in El Salvador, C.A. both share the same love about handmade traditions and are enthusiastic about helping preserve ancient techniques, particularly those at risk of disappearing in Latin American artisanal communities.
The heart of Quinta Esencia Estudio lies in the exceptionally talented craftsmen and women who have inherited these practices for generations.
We wish to meet people across the globe that shares similar beliefs about handmade goods and slow products, so if you are interested in collaboration, any inquiries or consulting services from Quinta Esencia Studio please contact us and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as we can.
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