In 2011 the Dutch designers Van Eijk & van der Lubbe travelled to Guatemala to design the first collection for Imperfect Design. The local techniques and materials of the craftsmen from Guatemala were used as a starting point for their designs, which ended up in a pure and eye-catching collection of vases made of recycled glass.
The collaboration inspired Van Eijk & van der Lubbe to continue working on new items and in 2014 a new collection consisting of vases, carafes and drinking glasses was introduced. Now Imperfect Design will introduce a new glass candlesticks, made by local glass blowers in different shades of recycled glass. Each candlestick comes with a handmade candle of certified palm wax.
With the expansion of functionality and models the Cantel collection develops into a harmonious landscape of hand-blown glass in different shades of recycled glass. At the same time a long lasting collaboration offers new opportunities for the local glass blowers and their communities in Guatemala, Van Eijk & van der Lubbe explains.