satisFACTORY was born as a curated pop-up shop in 2013. From 2013-2016 it functioned as a cross-disciplinary nomadic brand that gathered selected works of local artists, culinary artisans and designers with unique, well-marketed and innovative concepts.
From May 2017 to June 2018 we set up shop in a cute corner in Barrio Aranjuez just walking distance from downtown San José, transitioning from ephemeral 3 day events into a permanent space. Currently satisFACTORY is relocating itself to Barrio Escalante. Our goal is to create a sense of community amongst those that work or collaborate with our shop, which is why we personally select and work with many of the artists and designers whose work we sell.
We envision our space as a living organism in constant evolution and change, rotating our products and collaborators depending on their demand and the release of new collections. There is value in the uniqueness and design experimentation process that accompanies the artists and designers we select. Many of the designers produce locally or within Latin America, and are not seeking mass production, but instead sustainable means of production. In the future we hope to strengthen bonds with Central American designers and artists through the arts.