The Danish modern Salvadorans

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The WSJ wants you to Meet the Carrot Concept, El Salvador’s Design Collective Against all odds, a world-class design collective is growing on El Salvador’s tough turf—and is poised to change the country’s reputation one chair, bench and bookshelf at a time Among other road blocks, there is no large-scale furniture manufacturing to speak of, unreliable export and import capabilities and storage problems. If it’s become trendy in America to esteem handmade, locally sourced products above industrial ones, Salvadoran designers are in the unenviable position of being artisanal by necessity. “Wood and metal are the basics we can use,” says Claudia Washington. . . .

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