Ramon Coronado’s “Mercado Negro” Collection

I’ve always been drawn to objects that have been transformed into a different entity. That’s why I’m really digging this collection of installation/furniture pieces by visual designer Ramon Coronado. Coranado has taken the common shopping cart and transformed it into a table, chair, lamp, and a swing.

Mercado Nego is spanish for Black Market, which is an excellent description of the idea behind Coronado’s pieces. He lives in L.A. where abandoned shopping carts are a common part of the landscape. He also lives across the street from a playground, that isn’t sued due to its dangerous location. Coronado combined all these factors to create a statement about the scarcity of safe play areas for kids and about the hidden poverty of Los Angeles.

Coronado washed the shopping cart in this bathtub and then constructed the pieces by hand.



About missheree

Greetings! I am Sheree, a fashion and costume designer from Miami, FL and Minneapolis, MN respectively. While fabric is my personal medium of choice, I find inspiration is all areas of art and this blog is a representation of that. From fashion to illustration to graphic design to architecture, Sparkleshock is here to do just that - add sparkle to your mind and shock your senses.

Posted on January 21, 2010, in Design-a-licious and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Cool!! This is such a creative idea.

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