PILA
A Pila is the tradition Guatemala sink found in colonial residences or at the central square of a village. They are still made by local craftsmen, mostly working from their backyards. Since it is such an iconic symbol of local design culture, we reimagined its typical shape as a signature, storytelling piece for the Good Hotel in Antigua.


DesignRemko Verhaagen
Realisation: Yorick Oldenkamp / Marten Hiemstra / Harald Westrik / Stijn Bakker
Material: Marble / cement mix (handmade in Guatemala)
Finish: Teak tray and waste basket (handmade in Guatemala)
Dimensions: 100x90x45 cm
Charity: Niños de Guatemala

Prices on request.

 
 
 
  PILA  / Marble 'Negro'.

PILA / Marble 'Negro'.

  PILA  / Marble 'Blanco'.

PILA / Marble 'Blanco'.

  PILA  / 'Pura' (marble dust and cement mix).

PILA / 'Pura' (marble dust and cement mix).

  Sketch  / Pila ideation doodle.

Sketch / Pila ideation doodle.

 
  PILA  / At Good Hotel Antigua.

PILA / At Good Hotel Antigua.

  Icon  / Signature design piece in the ensuite bathroom.

Icon / Signature design piece in the ensuite bathroom.

  Detail  / Close-up of the wooden tray.

Detail / Close-up of the wooden tray.

  The art of Pila-making  / The traditional Pilas are handmade with wooden moulds.

The art of Pila-making / The traditional Pilas are handmade with wooden moulds.

  Tradition  / A typical Pila in concrete.

Tradition / A typical Pila in concrete.

  Prototype  / Prototype of the Pila designed for Good Hotel.

Prototype / Prototype of the Pila designed for Good Hotel.