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(2/12) Black Market Vendors: Meet El Taller Vagabundo, Architect of Cool Greenery

Q&A with Black Market Vendor El Taller Vagabundo


What are you bringing to Black Market?
Greenery in cool shapes: terrariums, succulents and more, along with vases I solder with reclaimed glass.

Tell us about your favorite piece.
The Vagabond #3. It’s a small glass sculpture with tiny lights inside. It makes me smile, and that is something we really need in these awful times.

How did you get started with design?
I’ve always liked to create things. Architecture school gave me even more tools. My partner studied architecture as well at Alfred university. After graduating, we traveled around South America for a year and learned crafts from every community that we met. We always need to be doing something.

If you could describe your design aesthetic a song, what would it be?
Latinoamerica, by Calle 13. It just make me feels so close to my roots. That is why designing with plants make sense to me.

Who are some artists or makers that inspire you?
Shigeru Ban. He is an amazing architect! He designed units for catastrophe relief with cardboard tubes and paper. All his work shows that it is possible to respond to real needs with great design and sustainable techniques.

Why do you encourage people to shop local?
Now more than ever community oriented activities will keep us strong against hate. Buying local makes us strong and brings us together.

Where can people learn more about your work?
Facebook page


Etsy Store

About El Taller Vagabundo
We are a creative workshop. Our designs are our way to understand every place we live and it’s people.


Black Market
@ the Cambridge Elks Lodge
55 Bishop Allen Drive
Cambridge, MA


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