Atacama at ROW DTLAAuthor:Abigail Stone
Have you been down to ROW DTLA yet? Carved out of seven buildings that used to be the center of Los Angeles’ produce industry — you can still see the market in action in the space’s main square on early weekday mornings; Smorgasbord‘s trucks and vendors take over on Sundays — it’s a place to discover one-of-a-kind dining and shopping experiences, from Rappahonnock Oyster Bar to Poketo. Now Atacama joins them.
The woman-run pop-up, which will be open through the end of January and likely be extended, is christened after the desert that winds along the coast of South America. It’s a fitting name for a business which endeavors to discover and showcase beautiful modern home goods co-designed by Atacama and hand-made by artisans throughout Latin America, Argentina and Portugal. Contemporary thinking meets traditional ancestral techniques, resulting in exceptional one-of-a-kind pieces created for the modern home.
Alongside dishes and cups, ceramic sculptures and baskets, poufs and chairs, pillows and throws, Atacama is the exclusive California representative for Awanay, creators of one of a kind beautiful hand made rugs from remote areas in Northern Argentina. With an elegant, laid back, organic and natural design philosophy, Awanay’s work is a modern twist on a traditional heritage.
Atacama at ROW DTLA, 777 Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA, 213.395.0677, Tuesday-Friday 10-6, Saturday and Sunday 11-6