An international collaboration, the Visitor designed by Belgium designer Guido Deleu is made by Cores Da Terra, the studio of Selma Calheira, in Bahia, Brazil. Each of these fun sculptures is finished with only natural elements like wood, clay and natural pigments that are extracted from the soil by hand, giving it its amazing patina.
Cores da Terra hires economically disadvantaged peop ... more
A simple but clever stool with split personality as it also functions as a door stop, side table, etc. An international collaboration, this stool was designed by Studio Verissimo in Portugal and product development finalized by TOUCH in Los Angeles. Manufactured with great care locally in Los Angeles. Comes standard with red, yellow, cyan or green accent. Custom colors available on request. Current stools in st ... more
These simple canvas bags are made for TOUCH by Ivone Rigobello and her team of artisans in Mococa in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.
Ivone Rigobello's studio creates handmade prints using natural fibers such as canvas, sisal, cotton and wool as the base for her products. All pieces are hand made and unique.
Ivone is an architect and landscape designer gr ... more
Copabu Wooden Bowl
TOUCH works with Indego Africa to get these bowls to you. Indego Africa is an award-winning, design-driven 501(c)(3) nonprofit social enterprise that lifts women-owned businesses in Rwanda toward sustainable economic independence through access to markets and education. These bowls take beautiful craftmanship to a new level. Using wood hand-carved from the jacaranda trees by a local artisan, these bowls ... more
With the Judith chair, Nicole Tomazi brings out the memory of her grandmother and the manual labor as a form of link between generations as well as the importance of keeping alive traditions and cultures from each one. It uses recycled tissues of textile waste and is produced is made by artisans and communities.
The chair was part of the popular Sem Fronteiras/Without Border exhbit a ... more
This stunning coffee table is manufactured by Domingos Tótora and his team in the idyllic mountain village of Maria da Fe, Brazil.
Domingos’ products are deeply rooted in the principles of sustainability and renewable organic cycles, and his process is certified sustainable. The three rocks that form the base for the table are made of recycled cardboard that is turned into a pulp and then compacted into ... more
Lagarta is a playful and moderal seating system. Made from agglomerated expanded corque, which is the most sustainable type of corque composite. The poufs are made from a block of agglomerated expanded cork, and then finished with a water-based varnish.
Designer: Ana Mestre
Collaborating designers: Inês Pereira
Made in Portugal
ø 16.5" x 13 h"
Material: cork compound
This beautiful decorative bowl is manufactured by Domingos Totora and his team in the idyllic mountain village of Maria da Fe, Brazil. Domingos’ products are deeply rooted in the principles of sustainability and renewable organic cycles, and his process is certified sustainable. The bowl is made of recycled cardboard that is turned into a pulp and then formed into the shape. One of our most popular items, it ... more
A social design project headed by designer Alexa Lixfeld, produced in partnership with Selyn, an organisation in Sri Lanka that aims to promote the growth of the handloom industry and provide a sustainable livelihood to its members. School kids' drawings were selected and turned into adorable dolls made of organic cotton. Each doll comes in its matchingly designed, reusable cotton bag. The dolls are CE certified and have been award ... more
Eva Maria Pencil Holder
This colorful pencil holder is part of EVAMARIA, a project devoted to the upcycling of E.V.A. (ethyl-vinyl-acetate) industrial refuse – a synthetic, nonrecyclable material that is usually destined for landfills. Employing innovative handicraft mehtods, this commercial waste is transformed into works of art, providing opportunities for creative expression and income generation for underprivileged individuals.  ... more
We love the idea behind this money bank. Representing a drop of water, it reminds us to protect our most precious resource, and to save money. Once the time comes to use the saved money, the bank needs to be broken, further emphasizing that we should only tap into our resources when we truly have to. Rita Botelho, the Lisbon based designer behind Drop, recently finished a one year stay in Tokyo. She has exhibited in ... more
Rita Melo & Rita Carrilho are the founding designers behind Blindesign, a Collective devoted to editing products, where the work of design and the principle of sustainability converge. The containers are part of a collection based on the reuse of milk cartons. The origin of the recycled packaging varies. They are collected from various organizations and others are given to the designers. They are then cleaned ... more