Ascension of 13 pushes the aesthetic and technical possibilities of designing with plant ﬁbres, channeling Angela Damman’s background in product innovation into a light installation. The work is made of handcrafted iron and sisal from the Agave plant, which is indigenous to Yucatán, Mexico.
Since 2012, Angela has brought her passion for sustainable design to Yucatán in a thriving partnership with talented local artisans. They work side by side to create luxury textiles and products from native plant ﬁbres. The ‘ancianos’, or ancient ones, still use tools and techniques from eras long ago. The preservation of their culture and knowledge is Angela’s ongoing priority; she collaborates with them to breathe new life into their ancient traditions and bring renewed vitality and economic opportunities to their communities.