Design on a Dime 2011. The Metropolitan Pavilion. NYC. May 5.

For the 3rd consecutive year Luis Caicedo is proud to participate in Design on a Dime, benefiting housing Works.

This year’s vignette was about reading and recycling. The green walls color was chosen to create a vibrant background. Modern custom pieces -based on books or papers              were created to compliments a collection of vintage objects and unique artwork.

To compliment the vintage distressed wood and woven cane chairs, a very whimsical “pile of newspapers” table created. It took many days to hand-cut and weave the base. All the recycled newspaper came from 9th avenue between 42nd and 57th street in Manhattan. The glass top table was placed on an electric blue cow hide donated by Cow Blu.

The very clever custom zig-zag woven aluminum and wood hinged console can be modified to your specific need by changing the position of the screws and is available from Luis Caicedo.

The artwork was made from vintage pieces of various origins put together. The back lady comes from Chicago, while the front lady was found near times square few weeks ago.  The mid-century coat hangers are a very clever way to display the altered paintings.

The huge wall unit was created by recycling these huge book back that were used during fashion week last year. To create a balance between quirky and luxurious, silk and linen were used to upholster the pieces.

To add texture to the setting, few vintage pieces were added. The vintage chairs were distressed to create a nice contract with the walls.

Gold leaf vintage wall sconces add a touch of glam against the walls.

And a one-of -a-kind metal mesh fixture was created.

Form more information about Design on a Dime or Housing Works, please visit their website.

for more information about Luis Caicedo or any of these pieces, please visit



About luis caicedo design

Luis Caicedo is a Colombian self-taught designer based in New York City who designs home accessories and specializes in small spaces. Luis Caicedo’s accessories are designed in Hell’s Kitchen, produced in Colombia and combine humor and modern lines with traditional craftsmanship.
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