Latin American artist Damian Aquiles has partnered for an exclusive collaboration with the FACUNDO Rum Collection, the luxury rums from the Bacardi family’s private reserves, unveiling ten one-of-a-kind luxury bar trays.
From the incredible liquid to the exquisite bottles - inspired by the brand’s Cuban heritage as well as the art deco of the 1930s - Facundo has since its creation carried on the history of cultural appreciation intrinsic to Bacardi and made it its mission to ‘Elevate Rum to an Art Form’.
Aquiles explains the parallel he finds inspiring between his creative process and the art of blending FACUNDO rums “I chose from hundreds of raw materials to create these bar trays. It takes years of practice and vision to decide which elements have the potential to contribute to a final art piece.”
Each of the bar trays from the new collection is unique. Featuring vivid hues painted on salvaged and repurposed Cuban-sourced sheet metal, then doused in gasoline and fired up, no two trays are the same
Select FACUNDO bar trays will be displayed at Aquiles’ “Alquimista” exhibition at the Highline Gallery in Manhattan from March 29 – April 7curated by Natalie Kates Projects.