Lorbus (Lorenzo Bustillos) left Caracas when he was 23, and he never fully returned. Of course, the Venezuela of the 21st century is not really a country one can return to. It has eroded beyond recognition.
Lorbus had the opportunity to study design at the Domus Academy in Milan. He now teaches sketching and product design at Istituto Marangoni. He has made two collaborations with BLANX. Caracas White is a tribute to his hometown, and hints at the exuberant macaws that somehow got misplaced in the city, as in a magical realism novel. Going Viral was inspired by the beginning of the pandemic, when Italy was one of the first countries to face strict lockdown.
Lorbus and BLANX are now working on the next-generation design of our sneakers. Stay tuned.