This week The Artling has put together a selection of quirky design pieces by 10 Mexican Designers. These unconventionally crafted designs will surely capture the attention in any space with its creative twists on furniture and design objects. Staying true to their roots, these designers infuse their Mexican culture and heritage into their inspired designs that rang from bold colours to geometric shapes.
Scroll down to check out these quirky design pieces that can jazz up any space!
'Calaca Armchair' is a striking yet elegant armchair that was designed to highlights outdoor spaces with its magnitude and organic form by Comite de Proyectos, an interior and furniture design studio founded by Andrea Flores and Lucía Soto. Their work is heavily influenced by their Mexican culture, and they value great craftsmanship in Mexico.
"We think that design is a cultural conduct that has the power to generate changes from the individual to the collective spheres. We have the capacity to start a conversation with society, and it is our responsibility to know what we want to say."
Ayres Estudio is made up of design duo Joana Valdez and Karim Molina who focus on utility, simplicity, and a primary aesthetic. They are inspired by their historical, natural, and primitive roots, and aim to highlight the beauty of the materials and quality such as their 'Lago Vase'. This marble vase is from Ayres Estudio's collection that represents the fluidity of the water with its bold, expressive, and feminine form.
"Our pieces show the perfection of the natural materials and the imperfection of handmade process. Like human beings, each piece is unique and beautifully imperfect"
Platalea Studio was born out of a passion for both art and design. They are fascinated with how both realms are intrinsically intertwined in ways that are often too subtle to recognise in everyday routines. Their 'Confetti Stool' highlights this intersection with geometric shapes crafted into the Fresno wood.
"Our goal is to provide a voice for those who are often marginalized or hidden in the shadows. We do this by representing our ideologies through our designs, the materials we pick, and the people we choose to build them."
Pragmatic, humorous, and poetic are words that best describe Joel Escalona's work. He believes in ideas that engage meaningfully, pushing the limits of contemporary design that have the ability of pulling people into the stories they shelter. From everyday products like faucets and pans, to extravagant limited-edition pieces, he generates tangible value of his designs through his execution and narrative mastery. 'Pogo Red Extra Large Side Table' is highlights Joel's ethos and is the best example of humour and elegance. Made of fiberglass, its charming shape conveys a cheerful and youthful feel, while portraying character and style.
'Loa Credenza' is defined by its bold geometric silhouette. The pastel piece gives any space a splash of contemporary style, offering both functionality and aesthetic as a display piece. Zonddi explores their capacities based on their artistic, imaginative, and intellectual virtues. Based in San Miguel de Allende, they infuse artistic characteristics in their design and focus on colours that suit a variety of spaces.
'Molinillo 013 Coffee/Side Table' presents a unique take on the conventional table. Each leg of the table was made manually with an intense black colour achieved by carbonising the wood. Formed by Manuel López, Daniel Martínez, and Andres Cacho, Colección Estudio seeks to reinterpret techniques, objects and shapes that have deep roots in Mexican culture. These designers strive to create products with an iconic sculptural aesthetic, while respecting the authenticity of the objects and traditional modes of production.
Cooperativa Panorámica is a group of designers, formed by Ian Ortega, Moisés Hernández, Joel Escalona, Jorge Diego Etienne and José de la O, who focus on exploring new territories through exercises that reinterpret ideas and perspectives. Through experimentation with various resources and technologies, they explore the concept of transversal objects where the intangible converses naturally with the tangible. The 'Castillo Brass (L)' is a result of an extensive investigation of what remains hidden before the eyes of the viewer. They took inspiration from the centenary pyrotechnic activities of Mexico and sought to highlight this in their unconventional design.
'Monolith 1/3 A Rug' is made of irregular shapes with an interplay of colour and texture, creating characteristic details of monumental rocks. José María Balmaceda's fascination with experimentation is present in his designs with the use of uncommon materials such as fibres made from aloe vera and leather threads.
Rebeca Cors works as an independent designer her own studio CORS, which she founded in 2012. The 'Aria Table' was conceived from her study of the meeting point between sculpture and object, an intersection that she explores in her practice. Her creations express itself in a unique way, offering a timeless aesthetic through distinct shapes.
'Exquisite Corpse' is part of a series of unique works made through a collage of moulds. Héctor Esrawe, Emiliano Godoy, Brian Thoreen & Nouvel created each piece by hand-selecting and assembling unique groupings of different molds which artisans then blow glass into. The resulting vessels of abstracted, fragmented forms re-contextualize and reimagine utilitarian and decorative design pieces as new objects.
We hope you enjoyed learning about these 10 Mexican designers and their quirky pieces that would furnish any home perfectly. The Artling has a wide selection of designers from around the world with creations to suit your aesthetic or functional needs! Browse more of our extensive collection of design here.
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