"After having studied watches, we must now study the clouds."
photo: Cristina Lopez // TELVA
LOTOCOHO has just come back from presenting in the Who's Next Premiere Classe - Porte de Versailles Jan 2013 edition. We have had prominent press appearances in renowned magazines and publications such as Harper's Bazaar, Monocle, Bullett, Robb Report, Portuguese Soul. Our gold plated A-III Ring is being featured in the personal and professional life of Tina Loves, and has appeared by her side in Loewe's campaign for their newest Leo bag. We had the honor of meeting Tina at Premiere Classe- Jardin des Tuileries Sept-Oct 2012 edition.
Before that, the Who's Next Premiere Classe, being selected for the Catwalk, one of 10 brands of 2000 participants), and in the meantime collaborated with artist-performer Marina Abramovic, and soon to come collaborations with Halle Berry and Jane Birkin. LOTOCOHO has created a one of a kind jewellery collection in porcelain for the renowned Porcelain and Glass factory Vista Alegre in Aveiro, Portugal.
Previously in 2012, we have exhibitied in INHORGENTA of Munich (one of the most important fairs in Europe)(www.inhorgenta.com), will have an individual exhibition in the famous BeyondFashion Gallery in Antwerp and has also presented in the Diamond Jubilee Show in London during the summer 2012.
In 2011, LOTOCOHO's “Ergonomic Territories” has presented in in JustMadrid during ARCO (www.justmad.es), on the runway in the Pasarela Cibeles during MADRID FASHION WEEK with Belen Vidal (www.belenvidal.eu), in the ICFF of New York during May (www.designboom.com), PARIS FASHION WEEK with Joaquin Trias (www.joaquintrias.com) and in the SIERAAD fair of Amsterdam in November (www.sieraadartfair.com).
We will constantly update new events and coming confirmations..
Once the sign and its context has been investigated, like the Atlas by Aby Warburg, we translate according to geometric rules (Euclidian or Thiessen polygons) those signs and we convert them into symbols.
There are scale modifications as well and ergonomic approximations to the human body.
LOTOCOHO is a brand of creation that translates signs into symbols.
Translating landscapes and signs into jewellery we have created a collection called Ergonomic Territories.
This collection is based on geology and landscapes, contemporary languages.
Made up of rings, fibulas or brooches, bracelets and different elements that complement the anatomy.
Ergonomic Territories is an infinite system of creation.
Shaped by an idea that relates nature, the abstract-artificial and the learning of a constant game.
It is a field of opportunities where the act of use derived from enjoyment provokes knowledge trapped in accumulated histories/stories about "mountains" or its most basic geologic constructions (diamonds-rocks).
Decontextualised landscapes are built to scale and multiplied in knowledge.
Mountains contain unseen stories.
Learning stories through objects. The inverse journey of religion that dumps these stories on an object, mythifying it.
Mountains built on stories, mountains of stories.
We propose to make visible the geometric constructions and physical/material that imply decisions and delimit cultures.
Generate spaces of exchange where the physical rule of geology, the connections and its expressions are assimilated by its users.
We want a space that generates a memory, reminiscence or complex association of distinct perceptions, neither arbitrary and undetermined, nor objective: symbolic, that explains a moment in which determined distinct influences overlap in a mixed variable degree and combination generating a Landscape.
Build an artificial landscape on the foundations of the anatomy of the human body that at the same time refers to the natural construction beyond the emblem, in the milestone.
Anna is from Houston ,Texas-USA, but was born in London, UK. When she was 13 years old she went to live in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. At 16 she moved to Quito, Ecuador. When she turned 18 she decided to follow her mother's footsteps and learn Interior Design in the IED Madrid, Spain. Today, she focuses all her energy toward the translation of signs in symbols. A great journey, Design.
Anna es de Houston, Texas-USA, pero nació en Londres, UK. Cuando tenia 13 años fue a vivir a Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. A los 16 se mudó a Quito, Ecuador. Cuando cumplió 18 años decidió seguir el rastro materno y aprender la profesión de diseño de interiores en el IED Madrid, España. Actualmente enfoca todas sus energías hacia la traducción de signos en símbolos. Un gran viaje, Diseño.
“Almost” architect, “almost” designer, “almost” photographer, “almost” dj, participates in various studios founded with Luis Úrculo (LUJO), Luis Díaz Mauriño (Hot Architects) and Julián López Galán (www.lopezgalan.com). He has collaborated with Herzog&deMeuron, Cero9/AMID, FloresPrats, Andres Jaque Architects, among others. He has been an investigator of “expiry” in the masters in IED European Design Labs. His work has been published in a number of specialized publications in Architecture, Photography and Design. Today, he is the art director of the most underground clubs/record labels of Madrid (Bigtimers-Cassette-Polka/Charada-Net28-Bemysheep-CMYK Alex Under-Colt-VanVas) and his objective is to be able to create journeys or translations between all of these signs to “almost” understand our present, past, future context, natural or artificial.
“Casi” arquitecto, “casi” diseñador, “casi” fotógrafo, “casi” dj, participa en varios estudios fundados junto a Luis Úrculo (LUJO), Luis Díaz Mauriño (Hot Architects) y Julian Lopez Galan (www.lopezgalan.com). Ha colaborado con Herzog&deMeuron, Cero9/AMID, Flores-Prats, Andres Jaque Arquitectos entre otros. Ha sido investigador de la “caducidad” en el master del IED European Design Labs. Su obra se ha publicado en multitud de publi-caciones especializadas en Arquitectura, Fotografía y Diseño. Actualmente es director de arte de los clubes/sellos discográficos/promotoras mas underground de Madrid (Bigtimers-Cassette-Polka/Charada-Net28-Bemysheep-CMYK Alex Under-Colt-VanVas) y su objetivo es poder realizar viajes o traducciones entre todos estos signos para “casi” entender nuestro contexto presente, pasado o futuro, natural o artificial.