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To think about objects you want to live with is our motive. To design for generations to come is our responsibility.As object makers, we create for people who share our passion for honest materials and thoughtful design.
GOOD DESIGN IS ALWAYS HONEST
We stick to Dieter Ram’s design creed when thinking about creating objects that serve their function without manipulating the consumer. At FGTC we study the past, reflect on the present and create objects with intention, for the future.
Designing carries the responsibility of imagining a product that solves a problem. We are committed to designing thoughtfully, thinking about the dynamics of the spaces that we live in, without losing our sense of aesthetics.
REPAIR AND RESTYLE
Good design is a key solution to consumption. FGTC objects are made with common materials through the hands of blacksmiths that have been practicing the artisanal craft for centuries. Our pieces are easy to repair or renovate by yourself or the next generation.
We believe in facilitating a connection between design and nature. Most of our objects are meant to encourage you into taking care of a living plant. Give back to nature inside or outside of your space.
For Generations to Come believes strongly in nurturing the playful side of life. Our designs are a meeting point between our carefree attitude and pushing the limits of traditional design. They are meant to invite you into a conversation.
We ultimately think about designing in a way that we can achieve a full circle. A design to approach us more to our sense of humanity, to consuming responsibly, to working ethically, to find our drive as human beings, to be fair with the Earth and do it all humbly.
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INSPIRED BY THE LIFE IN THE TROPICS
For Generations to Come (FGTC) was founded in 2017 by artist Michelle Gratacós-Arill. After obtaining both graduate and postgraduate degrees from Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico (San Juan, Puerto Rico) and Konstfack University (Stockholm, Sweden), Michelle moved to Mexico City to launch For Generations To Come (FGTC): a lifestyle brand and sustainable design company that produces indoor-outdoor furniture and home accessories.
The journey began when Michelle was living in El Falansterio, a historical housing project on the edge of San Juan, modeled after Charles Fourier’s phalanstère. Following the ethos of Fourier, FGTC was conceived to leverage design to create shared spaces, moments of encounter, spaces of conviviality, cooperation, and mutual benefit. After months of research, Michelle launched the first FGTC hub in Mexico City to streamline the production of the ironwork furniture and forge relationships with the artisans that are at the core of the company; while also helping to restore the blacksmith's work value as an artisanal craft. Three years later, FGTC has interwoven a community of designers, manufacturers, and artisans working together to promote the importance of sustainable, long-lasting production with beautiful designs inspired by life in the tropics.