From home goods to accessories, these designer pieces from Caribbean artisans in South Florida and beyond prove museum worthy.
Art To Table: Leaf Blob Coasters
Made by self-taught artist, photographer and filmmaker Teneka Mohammed, these playful wood coasters reflect her artistic interpretation of Caribbean flora and fauna, using vibrant colors and leaf patterns to add a refreshing tropical vibe to any desk or coffee table.
Byron & Gómez: Patria Cabinet
From Byron & Gómez’s Caribbean heritage collection, the Patria Cabinet is an ode to the region’s traditional materials and methods, but with a contemporary spin. The designers, Charles Byron and Puerto Rican native María Gómez, produced this piece using European beech, cane and brass.
Price: available upon request
BAUGhaus Design Studio: Banana Leaf Platter
Ceramicist Dana Baugh creates lighting, furniture and serveware with a tropical, modern aesthetic. Handmade in Jamaica, her porcelain platter perfectly illustrates this style. Available in white, breadfruit green and yellow, this piece adds an artful spin to serving your favorite hors d’oeuvres.
Rochelle Porter Design: Kobo Pillow Cover
Available in organic cotton or premium velvet, this pillow cover is fashioned with sharp, abstract lines influenced by designer Rochelle Porter’s Caribbean roots and a love of Scandinavian and West African aesthetics.
Jaimeluis Organic: Rocking Chair
Influenced by classic Caribbean woven chair designs, this rocker offers a contemporary update using traditional weaving techniques with modern materials like steel and PVC rope. Suited for either indoor or outdoor use, this piece is available in different colors to suit any room’s palette.
Petit Kouraj: Mini Fringe Bag
Handmade in Haiti, this playful purse is designed by stylist Nasrin Jean-Baptiste. Extra care is taken with the construction, as each strand of fringe is individually sewn into the organic cotton net, so it moves when you do. The accessory also features a satin interior pouch, ecru leather handles and an adjustable shoulder strap for versatility. $375
Benchmark: Iklwa Large Chair
Inspired by his Afro-Caribbean roots, London-based designer Mac Collins created this piece with an Afrofuturist aesthetic. The chair is available in an earthy orange stain or classic whitened oil and is a symbolic representation of a throne designed to command any space it occupies. Price on enquiry
Jenny Polanco: Aretes de Ambar Hexagonal
Designed by Jenny Polanco and hand-carved by talented local artisans in the Dominican Republic, these hexagon-shaped, amber earrings are a reflection of Polanco’s signature style, offering a timeless, worldly appeal. $395
Doucet Collectables: Infinite Love Mug
Haitian-American ceramic artist Morel Doucet is the creator of an artisanal line of serveware that includes these charming ceramic mugs. The youthful colors and the modern, graphic simplicity of the heart-shaped handle design offer a poignant ode to love. $35
Drift Home: Raffia Coasters
Made to order by local artisans in Jamaica, these hand-crafted coasters feature a raw raffia-fringed trim ― the perfect accessory for organic coastal décor. $58