MiNiMONO FAMILY #7 - ADRIANA AND JUAN FROM PAMPA STUDIO

1- WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT IS PAMPA STUDIO?

WE ARE ADRIANA AND JUAN CARLOS, AND WE ARE PRODUCT DESIGNERS. PAMPA IS OUR BRAND WHERE WE TAKE CARE OF ALL CREATIVE DIRECTION AND SELF-PRODUCTION OF OUR PIECES. WE ALSO DO MANUFACTURING AND ART PRODUCTION FOR OTHER BRANDS AND AGENCIES IN OUR STUDIO IN MADRID.

 

2- WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING THING ABOUT HAVING YOUR OWN BRAND?

OUR BIGEST CHALLENGE LIES IN AVOIDING THE PITFALLS OF MASS PRODUCTION. WE BELIEVE IN A LIMITED MANUFACTURING APPROACH THAT GRANTS THE OBJECTS WITH DISTINCTIVENESS AND AUTHENTICITY, INHERENTLY DERIVED FROM CAREFUL MANUAL CRAFTSMANSHIP.  

 

3- DO YOU BELIEVE A CIRCULAR ECONOMY IS POSSIBLE?

YES, WE DO BELIEVE IT'S POSSIBLE. AND WE'RE COMMITTED TO PLAYING OUR PART, NO MATTER HOW SMALL. OUR RAW MATERIAL FOR INSTANCE IS A NO WASTE MATERIAL, WE CAN RE USE OUR WAX AND REPURPOSE LEFTOVERS FROM ONE PRODUCTION CYCLE FOR NEW PIECES. WE BELIEVE THAT EVERY BUSINESS WILL MOVE TOWARD GENERATING MINIMAL WASTE, AND THAT WHAT WASTE IS GENERATED CAN FIND A SECOND LIFE.

 

4- WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR STUDIO?

WE LOVE THAT OUR STUDIO GAVE US THE CHANCE OF LEARNING SUCH A TRADITIONAL CRAFT THAT HAS ALSO EVOLVE WITH THE TIMES. CANDLES HAVE TRANSFORMED FROM BEING PRIMARILY FUNCTIONAL LIGHT SOURCES TO BECOMING DECORATIVE AND EVEN ARTISTIC CREATIONS. WAX IS VERSATILE AND EPHEMERAL AND OFFERS ABUNDANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPLORATION. WE ENJOY PUSHING BOUNDARIES BY COMBINING WAX WITH OTHER MATERIALS, CREATING INNOVATIVE PIECES THAT TRANSCEND THE CONVENTIONAL CONCEPT OF CANDLES.

 

5- WHO OF YOU IS USING THE MiNiMONO AND WHAT FOR?

WE USE THE M5N1 BOARDS IN THE STUDIO TO COMPOSE SETS FOR PHOTOGRAPHS, CREATING DIFFERENT HEIGHTS AND SPACES. ON A PERSONAL NOTE WE USE THEM AT HOME TO SERVE APPETIZERS, THEY'RE FANTASTIC FOR THAT!