The DNA of AZOTEA is to reimagine furniture that all have a past, a story to tell. In giving these pieces a second life, through the mastery of local artisans, the project collaborates on the road to a more sustainable world. In the last year, founder, Esteban Caicedo took the leap to designing original pieces. Which in his words resulted in the current bombazo the studio is seeing. Esteban explores, recontextualizes, and resignify’s ideas that spark material memory. Many pieces shelter a deep connection with his Afro-Colombian roots. Influenced by the close vernacular relationship communities have to wood and palm on the Pacific Coast region of Colombia — our favorite original designs from AZOTEA, like the Penacho Chair, reflect a merging of Afro and Latin diaspora material culture.