Buenos Aires. Argentina
A design lab working with recycled materials, and a challenge to think collectively and through our hands
Please describe what you do:
The Satorilab are experimental design labs with rubbish. Our pillars are thinking and experimentation. For that, we always take a topic, about essential values of life, that works as a starting point to reflect, research and explore through garbage, create awareness about the abuse of consumption, the environment, issues where design may help. Satori are a journalist specialized in design, Luján Cambariere and an industrial designer, Alejandro Sarmiento who is involved in recycling, creator of the Contenido Neto project. But everyone that gets involved in our projects is part of Satori. We work in a collective way, without selfcenteredness and authorities, with students of every design branch such as industrial, graphic, textile, fashion, media and architecture, in intense and holistic experiences that may take one week or up to one month.
SATORI suggest and promote that momento of awakeness, understanding and richness in relation to others. It contributes with experiences that may lead the designers to expand on their vision, taking into account the importance of multidisciplinarity, the potential of collective work, the strength of reflection, the rediscovery of techniques and materials of our environments with respect and natural values, and a fair trade with the involved parts, the richness of experimenting and thinking through our hands, the generation of work and genuine innovation.
What do you enjoy most about what you do?
Everything. The part of reflection and research of every topic that we approach, the experimentation, contact and interchange with new generations, to share so many moments…talks, trips, coffe breaks, mate, meals. And our gambles and constant challenges we set to ourselves, plus the idea of interdiscipline that takes the best part of each one of us.
What is your inspiration?
Life itself. Family, friends, nature, music, dancing, poetry. The Earth we live on, the country we love. The shared moments, the reflections and debates… food, landscapes, people.
How would you define luxury today? (or) What is, to you, the essence of luxury today?
We think that the idea of luxury hasn’t changed for most people. Moreover, that fever of consumption of new technologies has become even worse. But for us, luxury is sharing, feeling, discovering. The “clichés” that this anxiety ridden world makes us forget…
Multidisciplinarity forces the best to come out of everyone
Eco-awareness is growing as is social consciousness and the need to be responsible towards our world and its people.What part do you play in this global mission?
A very little part… to help creating consciousness in the future generations of designers.
When and how did your project originate?
A couple of years ago, with our own Satori, while sharing and experimenting the best of our vocations, together.
What continues to be your vision for this project?
What resumes our manifesto is: The value of sharing, free of egocentrism, in what´s collective. The power of reflection and experimentation.The interdicipline, to be able to play with the minimum, which is, in fact, the maximum: imagination. The others, without judging… links.
How are your creativity and passion an important part of this project?
Is, without any doubts…what’s relevant and makes us different.
If you were to choose a colour and an adjective to describe it, what would they be?
We would like to be all of them…red, green, violet, yellow. The fun of it exists in diversity.
What is the message you wish to pass on?
That you always have to practice your talent, whatever it may be, to be happy.
Name a person or place that has inspired you with their progressive vision
Our own ideas and wishes inspire us, and that is a luxury that we have. We ourselves and the admiration that we feel for each other…that makes us strengthen our challenge and give our best.
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