Digital Crafting with gt2P Chilean Collective
From Chile to Paris, from London to Milan. The Chilean collective tells us how they've captured the attention of international galleries.
by Annalisa Rosso
The name stands for Great Things to People and their work puts together digital technology and traditional artisanship. The gt2P collective was founded in Chile, in 2009, and includes architects, engineers and designers. It didn’t take long for them to capture the attentions of important design galleries, Galerie Gosserez, Rossana Orlandi in Milan, and Friedman Benda in NY.
We work in an open space, always in contact with each other, there is an internal flow of ideas that go parallel to each other. Ideas on production, concept, business, intuition, obsessions, discussions on materials… Our projects develop following this path, we are a collective, and we are not working individually: we are five heads in one, ten arms, ten feet.
A: Could you please explain your creative process?
gt2P: Our method is based on continuous research, exploration and experimentation. In particular we are looking for new connections between design and local materials, techniques and stories. We try to introduce alternatives to technology, something we’ve encountered in our work. We don’t believe in having just one big idea, but scattered thoughts coming from different minds that converge at some point. Our work is the result of collaboration; we try to convey ideas through our designs, that’s what we are interested in right now rather than the finished product.
About the author Annalisa Rosso writes about design and architecture for Casa Vogue Brasil, Elle Decor Italia, Elle Decoration NL among other collaborations with international magazines. Follow Rosso on twitter.