'As a daughter of the land, I’ve always envisioned a creative life for my family that is rooted in connectedness—to a culture, a people and more importantly, to a way of life. A life where less is more. Where made by hand also means harvesting the plants, extracting their fibers, mixing our own organic dyes, and spinning and weaving the fibers. The inspiration for our vision came from the incredible and talented artisans who possess knowledge that has been passed down through many generations. It was here I began to see the possibilities for textile innovation unlike anything I have encountered and now in collaboration with our artisans, we’re reaching a new level of sophistication in textile and luxury product design – while at the same time, sustaining and nourishing a mindful way of life.'


Her work pushes the aesthetic and technical possibilities of designing with plant fibres, channeling Angela Damman’s background in product innovation into light installations, 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. 


Angela has gained international attention for her installations, with her Chandelier presented as a central feature in our award winning Design Miami: Material Shores booth in 2022.

Installation shots