We work collaboratively with master artisans across Guatemala to create functional and multipurpose objects, ensuring craft preservation and job creation in this region. We believe in manufacturing beautiful, ethically made products that don’t cause any harm to anyone or anything during and after their creation process, hence the name Nada Duele (in Spanish, 'nothing hurts')."
GISELLE MACDONALD & MARIANO VADILLO
Nada Duele was founded by the multidisciplinary artist couple Giselle Macdonald & Mariano Vadillo in 2019 in an effort to create unique pieces combining the essence of Guatemalan craftsmanship and contemporary design. They work collaboratively with master artisans in Guatemala ensuring craft preservation and job-creation in the region.
TEAM: 2 full-time employees + artisans.
MATERIALS: Glass, Deadstock fabrics, Lambswool.
TECHNIQUE: Blown Glass, Upcycled Textiles, Pedal Loom Technique.
IMPACT: Ensuring craft, preservation, and regional job creation.
we collaborate with
They have joined forces with the National Forest Institute of Guatemala (INAB), a leading institution recognized nationally and internationally for its contribution to the sustainable development of the forestry sector in Guatemala, and for promoting an improvement in reducing the vulnerability to climate change. Once a year, we host a tree planting event in which more than 100 trees are planted in order to reduce our carbon footprint.