Erica Corte / Designer
I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I currently live and work in New York City. My father had a passion for horses, craftsmanship and working with his hands. As a child, I have fond memories of watching him create beautiful "accessories" for dressing horses.
Each of my designs has evolved not only through my appreciation of architecture, modern and industrial design, but also from my cumulative experiences of tasting, looking, playing and imagining. The concept for my collection is to blend art and design into one. It's about experimenting, and allowing common utility pieces to become something completely new.
During my process I take visual cues from images that reflect a clean vision. I find inspiration in organic forms and minimal shapes with a clarity of strength and simplicity. I am intrigued by the possibilities of using simple hardware components with industrial qualities, and transforming them with my hands into unique, wearable objects of beauty.