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Seesé Ilumina
Meet The Artisans

Seesé Ilumina

Colombia

Architect and urban planner Irene Arango founded Seesé Ilumina in 2017 to generate visual and mental well-being in a world dominated by screens & lights, reviving the craft of natural fiber weaving by empowering local artisans through fair labor opportunities and a sustainable environmental impact. 

 

The name Seesé comes from an indigenous language from the Colombian Amazon, meaning light and clarity, and its lighting projects are able to create cozy moments with innovative designs and warm light. Seesé Ilumina’s handmade lighting is the fruit of the collaboration of many expert hands from different states across Colombia. 

 

The design team in Bogotà sends the drawings to the metal and wood workshop where the plans become actual, sturdy structures. The lamps are then weaved using natural and synthetic fibers such as the fique from Curití, or the terlenka from Bucaramanga, both Colombian fibers. Once the luminaries are woven, it’s the turn of the expert hands of electricians, who complete the handmade lighting, so that we can admire their beauty and absorb their destressing effects.