Creative partners David, born in Galicia, north of Spain, and Francesco born in Rosario, Argentina, transformed their ‘obsession with lifestyle, interiors and objects in their 30’s’, into an initial capsule collection that sold out in a month.
“We were living in Barcelona creating a concept store, when we realised how hard it is to source unique, high-quality design and decor pieces, with a sensible price point,” explains co-founder David Vivirido.
Combining that discovery with their wish to venture into physical products, is what gave birth to their very first collection. Fast forward to 2021, and VISO Project continues to advance in style and popularity.
To bring their vision to life the team research small factories and artisans and then convince them to make one-of-a-kind pieces with limited production. David admits that’s no easy feat, ‘when you’re targeting crafts that may be a little forgotten, or not as popular in the mainstream scene’.
The two threads of their lives, lived between Spain and New York, now creatively inform the collections they develop. So far, they have done a wild karma sutra porcelain collection, colourful blankets, cushion covers and ceramics.
“Being based on both sides of the Atlantic creates a dynamic synergy that is also part of the brand’s DNA. The juxtaposition of Spain’s “slow living” approach and the frenetic New York lifestyle, becomes almost like the Ying to the Yang.
“However, when it comes down to the product itself, we really wanted to explore the possibilities of Spanish craftsmanship as it is still very much alive these days and the possibilities are endless, from ceramics to wool, rugs. We are also now exploring collaborations with artisans in other countries like Italy, Portugal, Mexico and the US,” says David.