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Karen Barbé is a textile designer, self-taught photographer and blogger based in Santiago, Chile. Educated at Universidad Católica de Chile (Design BA Hons, Santiago, 2003) and at CSDMM, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Textile Technology Programme, Madrid, 2001). Before going freelance, she worked for two main local companies: PUMA Chile as an Apparel and Accessories Product Manager Jr. and for Concha y Toro Winery as an in-house marketing designer. Currently she works on commissioned projects as well as on her own brand of textile homewares and accessories, Karen Barbé Textileria.

Inspired by traditional crafts, folklore, textiles, crafting, cheap plastic wares, in short, anything simple and unpretentious, Karen creates unique handmade pieces that bring a joyful and cosy mood into the home.

Since 2008 she has been registering on her blog…

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  • Joined March 4, 2012

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wool, cotton, linen, felt

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About

Karen Barbé is a textile designer, self-taught photographer and blogger based in Santiago, Chile. Educated at Universidad Católica de Chile (Design BA Hons, Santiago, 2003) and at CSDMM, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Textile Technology Programme, Madrid, 2001). Before going freelance, she worked for two main local companies: PUMA Chile as an Apparel and Accessories Product Manager Jr. and for Concha y Toro Winery as an in-house marketing designer. Currently she works on commissioned projects as well as on her own brand of textile homewares and accessories, Karen Barbé Textileria.

Inspired by traditional crafts, folklore, textiles, crafting, cheap plastic wares, in short, anything simple and unpretentious, Karen creates unique handmade pieces that bring a joyful and cosy mood into the home.

Since 2008 she has been registering on her blog (http://blog.karenbarbe.com) images of her work, design process and inspiring pieces of crafts and textiles.

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