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URBAN ZEN IS ON

A MISSION:



to help develop, market and present the work of Haiti artisans to the western world. As an ambassador to the preservation of Haiti’s artistry and expression, Donna Karan and a community of supporters have been traveling to Haiti at every opportunity, working one-on-one with the artists and manufacturers. “The artistry and skill is breathtaking,” Donna says. “I am so inspired by what I am seeing and the people with whom I’m working with. I couldn’t be more excited.”

“DISCOVER HAITI”

Donna Karan invites you to take a journey and discover Haiti. Nomad Two Worlds and Donna Karan continue to support the artisans of Haiti with the new URBAN ZEN NOMAD TWO WORLDS HAITI EXHIBITION. Visit the Inter-American Development Bank IDB Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. to see a gallery and temporary showroom to showcase a collection of art, accessories, clothing, and home furnishings designed and produced in Haiti. 


INSPIRED BY THE ELEMENTS OF HAITI

Stone, wood, paper, metal, tobacco and horn are transformed by Haitian hand with artistry, refined through generations. The Haiti Artisan Project is dedicated to create a sustainability model of commerce to assist in financial supporting the art community of Haiti and thereby preserving the rich culture of the island.
TOBACCO LEAVES
tobacco for web Haiti Artisan ProjectRich, earthy tobacco leaves sensuously wrap around the curves of vases.
METAL WORK
P1050718 Haiti Artisan ProjectScraps of metal and rusted steel drums are transformed into works of beauty from accessories to tableaus that capture the essence of Haiti.
STONE
stone artisan june2012 Haiti Artisan ProjectHoned by hand, stone is transformed into smooth works of artistry to compliment every environment.
CHANDELIERS
chandeliers for web Haiti Artisan ProjectGritty patinas, vintage wood and handcrafted ironwork highlight crystal brilliance
BEADING
beads for web Haiti Artisan ProjectRecycled cardboard becomes necklaces and bracelets of glimmering beads while thousands of the smallest of beads are hand sewn for dramatic accents.
HORN
horn for web Haiti Artisan ProjectCut and polished with an artist’s eye, each piece is distinct and unique as horn is crafted into luxurious accessories.
WOOD
wood for web Haiti Artisan ProjectBowls and tableware of resonate with the richness of wood and the beauty of hand made artistry.
PAPER MACHE
paper mache artisan june2012 Haiti Artisan ProjectRich in Haitian heritage, paper mache masks and accessories turn paper into pleasure from vibrant and colorful masks to whimsical paper handbags.
SCULPTURE & PAINTING
metal for web Haiti Artisan ProjectPhillipe Dodard’s vision of contemporary Haitian artistry is captured in sculptures and on canvas.

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