We most likely all agree that technology has positive and negative effects on society – and we’re excited to see another positive result today with the launch of the UNNO Gallery. UNNO is the premier contemporary Latin American design digital gallery, bringing together the wisdom of artisans and the potential of contemporary artists for all. Founded by Maria Dolores Uribe and Laura Abe Vettoretti, this is a new way of presenting art and design without a physical showroom. If this barrier is removed, it will suddenly be accessible to every city and country in the world, regardless of nationality, geography and all other borders.
The name of the gallery – UNNO - comes from the Spanish word “uno” which means “one”. It is indicative of the idea that Latin American cultures, countries, and peoples share a common heritage that unites them as a whole. All of the pieces that you can find in the UNNO gallery pay homage to Latin American culture.
The founders of UNNO, Uribe and Vettoretti, share this connection through their first collection of pieces they consider spatial contemporary jewelry. Their goal was to use ancestral materials that the early cultures of Mexico considered sacred and precious and translate these legends into conceptual lines.
We celebrate the fact that men and women built endless temples in front of us, filling their ceramics and loom with exquisite patterns reminiscent of the first encounter between chaos and order. Today we follow this formal simplicity with a strong poetic concept that runs through our veins and transforms our pieces into contemporary stories. With engineering and exemplary execution in mind, we applaud the beauty of the handcrafted imperfections that add authenticity and life to our work. This – our own process of self-definition – embodies the transformation of our land into transcendent works of art that keep our ancestors alive through their tectonic meaning and add the power of our authentic identity as inhabitants of today’s world.
To learn more about the UNNO gallery, visit unnogallery.com.