Maui Made Padilla Designs- Masters at Work Founder of the Maui Made Blog Liz Smith wrote a beautiful post about Padilla Designs back in 2013 and we still love reading it! You can check out her interview with Padilla Designs artist Kaleo Padilla here.
Padilla Designs was invited by Tim Mead, vice president of the Maui chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), to present our work at their monthly meeting in January of this year. The AIA wanted to introduce local artisan crafters, whose work can enrich spaces and buildings, to architects and designers here on Maui. We took the opportunity to … Read More
Our design team was very excited to find out that we were an official nominee of the Better Business Bureau (BBB)’s Torch Awards for Ethics this year. According to the BBB, each year these awards allow the public to acknowledge businesses in Hawaii that embody high standards of trust, performance, and integrity. Through their annual Torch Awards program, the BBB … Read More
Padilla Designs’ founder and owner Larry Padilla was interviewed for Pacific Business News’ “Small Business Features” section recently, and the article has been published. Thanks to reporter Katie Murar for taking the time to get to know Larry and the work of Padilla Designs! Have a read, and enjoy getting to know Larry’s story here.
Since 1995, Pacific Business News has celebrated the speed of small business with its Hawaii’s Fastest 50 awards luncheon. The Padilla Designs team is honored to be recognized in the top fifty of Hawaii’s fastest-growing local companies for 2016. To view our spot on the list and to browse through the “Fastest 50” for 2016, click here.
When Home and Garden Television (HGTV) reached out about featuring the Padilla family on their “Modern Masters” series, we seized the chance to share our story and our studio with the world. They were interested in our beautiful Hawaiian flower custom metal fire “tiki” torches, and next thing you know, we’re on national television.
Writer and photographer Matthew Thayer, perhaps best known for his iconic cover photos in The Maui News, spent some time with us at the studio to share our story in a feature for Maui No Ka Oi magazine that was appropriately titled “Torch Song”. Featuring the origin story of the company as well as interviews with several of the family … Read More