Ana Cristina Quiñones

Eyes on Talents member, Ana Cristina Quiñones is a Material, Product, and Furniture Designer from Puerto Rico. Specializing in sustainability and material innovation, Ana creates effective and meaningful solutions to environmental issues by designing sophisticated objects that have a story to tell through their materiality. In 2012, she started to create an innovative plantain and coffee waste-based material composite and continued to further develop and refine it through research and design until finally establishing it in 2015 under the name Materia Madura. In 2020, she expands Materia Madura into a brand and a business; offering sustainably designed products made with local, innovative waste-based materials to be accessible to all through an online platform.