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Meet the Designer

Maison Alma

Introduction

Maison Alma crafts one of a kind statement pieces that represent the ​emancipation of Latin American luxury. Born in Colombia, designer Daniela Bahamon grew up in four countries around the region at a time of widespread political and social instability. In this context, people’s homes became safe havens and the concept of luxury was redefined: it could be found in the masterful use of color, the presence of nature inside the house and the predominance of noble materials. With Maison Alma, Bahamon sought to bring the Latin American experience of luxury from the private sphere to the outside world.


Her designs are vibrant, sophisticated and created to endure the test of time. Like certain exceptional pieces of furniture that become family heirlooms, Maison Alma’s garments are made with the best quality interior design fabrics, becoming a piece you inherit generation after generation. Each garment is made to order and hand crafted by master tailors in Bogotá, Colombia. Bahamon works exclusively with local weavers and artisans to preserve her country’s ancient traditions and is proud to have a zero waste manufacturing process.

Revealing the Soul of Colombia

Maison Alma’s accessories invite you on a countrywide journey from Colombia’s capital to its most remote artisanal communities; offering pieces that are both uniquely local and national all at once. The brand's vibrant fans are hand-woven in Nariño, near the border with Ecuador, while the pompoms that adorn them are crafted in Bogotá. The iconic Bucket Bags take us to the Guacamayas community, in the Andean Region, where female artisans have mastered the difficult “cestería de rollo”, a technique passed on from mother to daughter that requires more than 10.000 twists and turns. The unique Heart Basket brings us to the town of Cerinza, in the high plains of Boyacá, where artisans use locally and responsibly sourced esparto grass to weave heart-shaped baskets.

Artisan CraftEmerging EconomiesSustainable MaterialsWomen's Empowerment

In Latin America, we have a peculiar understanding of luxury; it is refined and understated, you find it in the way we inhabit the spaces. Maison Alma aspires to represent those aesthetic values. It is a label that exists at the intersection between fashion, interior design and architecture.

— ​Daniela Bahamon, Maison Alma Founder