Puerto Rico Diseña presents L O C A L I S T A, a design store featuring independent designers, makers, 
collectives and local brands that make up Puerto Rico's thriving creative community. Founded in 2013 by Michelle Perez Kenderish, its mission is to inspire people through design to choose local products and foster creative entrepreneurship. 
The store opened officially on December 24, 2014 and is located in the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel's lobby. It's the first design store dedicated to exclusively Puerto Rican Design within a hotel environment. Clothing, accesories, homeware, jewelry, and furniture from the island's best creative minds are available under the same roof. 
A team of designers led by Javi Olmeda from Constructo and Vladimir García from Armada, two of the most prominent design firms in the island, designed the store layout, display furniture, and the sliding door, besides having furniture pieces of their own, such as the Meteoro Planters and the Coffee Bean Table.
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