Our Story

In 2010, Javier Cristiani, Alejandro Cristiani and Hector Quinteros founded Markamoderna. Since that day our goal has been to combine the creativity of the designers with the ingenuity of Salvadoran fabricators and artisans to provide a collection of simple, practical and original pieces we believe will lift your spirits.

Our design process begins in the studio and ends at the shop in artisans’ hands, intertwining modernist principles with local techniques. The results are original pieces that represent Salvadoran design at its best and are meant to stay with you for a long time. Our products embody Markamoderna’s commitment to well-designed and socially conscious manufactured pieces. All of Markamoderna’s products are designed and built in El Salvador with the vision that things are better when made with collaboration in mind.

During our run as a design company we have developed a unique aesthetic style that is best described as Salvadoran Contemporary Design: 
Products infused with tropical flair, exciting form and, above all, functionality.

Javier Cristiani, our creative director, has been participating in ICFF since 2008. Markamoderna has participated in ICFF since 2011.



Javier Cristiani

Medio Limón

Eliseo Quintanilla

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ICFF 2013
Editors awards best outdoor furniture.

Dwell 2013
Design Editor's picks Best outdoor furniture. 


If you need more info you can contact us at hola@markamoderna.com.