PALOROSA


Our Story

Palorosa is a lifestyle brand that started with a series of tote bags inspired by Guatemala City and the country’s landscape.

The project evolved from a desire to rethink and repurpose an utilitarian object by using innovative colors and shapes. By working closely with local artisans we created a high quality line of tote bags with a contemporary feeling.

The result are woven baskets and objects handmade in Guatemala incorporating recycled plastic with a unique palette. The color combinations are subtle and spontaneous: they range from earthy tones to bold bright tones with soft and delicate accents. 

The series of tote bag and pots are the first of a collection of objects curated from distant places for everyday urban use. These versatile and extremely durable products can be used in a variety of occasions. They also double as home and commercial spaces accessories.

plastic fiber and color palette, 2013

plastic fiber and color palette, 2013

Who

Palorosa was founded by Cecilia Pirani, an architect and design consultant, based in Milan and Guatemala City, who merged her experience in interior design and landscape architecture with her passion for object curation and design. 

Cecilia, Lerici, 2015

Cecilia, Lerici, 2015

guatemalan artisan and her colors, 2013

guatemalan artisan and her colors, 2013

The Name

The name Palorosa derives from the Tabebuia Rosea, also called 'Palo de rosa', a tree native to Central America, characterized by a gray wooden rose. Its simplicity and sophistication embodies our sensibility for materials and colors.

Materials: plastic and natural fibers, 2015

Materials: plastic and natural fibers, 2015