An exhibition showcasing designs by French designers and Mexican artisans in addition to a retrospective on native studio EWE‘s work have been on present throughout Mexico City’s annual design festival.
With official programming in addition to exhibitions at satellite tv for pc galleries, shops and workshops, Design Week Mexico showcased the most effective furnishings and decor design from throughout Mexico and the world for its fifteenth yr.
The pageant is predicated round a unbroken set of programming organised by the leaders of the pageant, Andrea Caesarman, Emilio Cabrero and Marco Coello, long-time associates and founders of native studio C Cubica Arquitectos.
The studio yr kicked off this yr’s occasions, which run for various occasions however are targeted in early November, at its newly opened workplace block and gallery within the San Miguel Chapultepec neighbourhood.
This yr’s pageant noticed the continuation of the core exhibitions, with many different galleries and workshops throughout the town hitching their wagons to the festivities.
The core exhibitions included a yearly furnishings design showcase referred to as Inédito in addition to Design Home, the much-lauded occasion the place 20 native makers accomplice with massive manufacturers to fully construct out the interiors of a house in only one month’s time.
Different galleries, reminiscent of Mexico Metropolis stalwart EWE and the electrical Orginario opened up their places for showcases.
A lot of the work highlighted the sturdy relationship between designers and craftspeople working with native supplies like wooden and stone.
“It is thrilling to expertise a design tradition that is exploring up to date concepts and approaches whereas from a deep custom of artisanship and craft,” New York-based designer Joseph Vidich, who was visiting the truthful, advised Dezeen.
“The outcomes of that are wealthy investigations of type and materials by the exact and novel use of conventional methods.”
Whereas the programming showcased the aesthetics of the nation, talks reminiscent of a dialog between mental designers facilitated by Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat of Manhattan’s ICFF/Wished Design pageant additionally happened.
“Having the chance to satisfy many nice skills from completely different nations makes the world really feel smaller,” stated Guatemalan designer Esteban Paredes, who took half within the speak.
“It undoubtedly opens a window to create attention-grabbing relationships and collaborations between designers from Latin America and the remainder of the world.”
Learn on for Dezeen’s picks of this yr’s greatest exhibitions.
Design Home by Design Week Mexico
This yearly showcase noticed the transformation of an ageing dwelling within the hilly, mansion-lined neighbourhood of Lomas right into a multi-faceted design showcase. Not solely have been the interiors fully remodeled within the types of the person groups, however the exteriors have been too, with a sculptural terrace by Mood Estudio.
Different standouts within the three-storey dwelling included a store with shiny colors and central shelving by native studio De la Cerda Estudio, a tranquil, wood-and-stoned line space by outfit Estudio Claudina Flores and gallery Covarrubias Collection, each of Guadalajara, in addition to a spa-inspired room by Espacio Tangible.
Los Acompañantes by Mughal and Rocca Luis César
Mexican designer Andrés Gutierrez hosted an exhibition at his store Originario within the metropolis’s Roma neighbourhood. Known as Los Acompañantes, it foregrounded a collaboration between Mexican artist Rocca Luis César and rug firm Mughal.
The collection of geometric rugs have been positioned on the partitions and flooring of the two-storey area and everything of the gallery was painted in shades of blues and oranges to replicate the textile’s dominant color schemes.
Gutierrez additionally hand-picked a number of design objects and crafts to accompany the exhibition because it weaves by the areas of the gallery.
Inédito by Design Week Mexico
The week’s yearly showcase of Mexican furnishings and decor crammed the corridor of a contemporary construction referred to as Espacio CDMX in Chapultepec Park. A number of rising and established designers have been positioned alongside revolutionary tasks from college students from native colleges.
The furnishings included by members encapsulated a variety of supplies, from stone to materials, metals and plastics, displaying the range of types and processes at play.
Archivo Private by Andrea Soler and Taina Campos
A part of the Diseña Colectiva collection, Archivo Private was an exhibition hosted at Laguna, a textile manufacturing facility within the metropolis’s Doctores neighbourhood transformed into an arts and neighborhood area. The exhibition, which was accompanied by a collection of workshops, positioned the work of ladies designers subsequent to art work by “dissident” practices.
Curated by native designers Andrea Soler and Taina Campos, the works crammed the cavernous area. Included among the many objects was a maximalist cabinet by native design studio Comité de Proyectos and a woven wood chair by Perla Castañon. An set up of graphic design highlighting points ladies’s and LGBTQ+ points was included.
Within the area’s courtyard, gridded dividers have been was a neighborhood ballot referred to as Mi Calle, Nuestra Calle (My Avenue, Our Avenue) the place guests may vote on what they want to see of their neighborhood – for instance, clear streets or public area – with multi-coloured clothespins arrayed in a grid.
Retrospective by EWE
Based by Age Salajõe, and designers Manuel Bañó and Héctor Esrawe, EWE has been a powerhouse on the Mexico Metropolis design scene since 2017. Throughout this yr’s design week, the studio opened up its Roma location for a retrospective that regarded on the processes and iterations of the studio’s design objects.
EWE’s dedication to artisanal processes may be seen in its monumental stone types, its blown glass lamps in addition to in a collection of milking stools.
The stools, based mostly on a conventional design, adopted a wide range of iterations, from wooden to forged objects and even the moulds from previous collections have been showcased, highlighting the processual, but revolutionary, nature of the work.
Visión and Tradición by Design Week Mexico and Mobilier Nationwide
Design Week Mexico partnered with the French Institute and France’s furnishings affiliation Mobilier National to host an exhibition highlighting an initiative that paired French and Mexican designers with craftspeople from the Mexican state of Queretaro. The end result was a collection of objects that mixed conventional methods with up to date design language.
Situated on a pedestal within the entry constructing of the town’s Museum of Anthropology, the exhibition celebrated the collaborations, which have been organized on tables and surrounded by documentation of the collaborations.
Standouts from the exhibition have been a wood-and-glass espresso desk created by French designer Sammy Bernoussi with Mexican artisan Uriel López López in addition to a large wicker sculpture created by Mexican designer Sebastián Ángeles and artisan Martín Cruz González.
Bernoussi advised Dezeen that he used Google translate to speak with López to plan the work after having meals with the artisan to grasp the eating traditions of the area.
Bomboti by MYT+GLVDK
Mexican structure studio MYT+GLVDK showcased an exhibition at its freshly opened idea retailer within the Polanco neighbourhood, Bomboti. Drawing from a whole bunch of design and artwork objects used all through the structure studio’s work, the exhibition included graphics explaining the work.
Extra conceptual design was additionally proven alongside the handcrafted, reminiscent of upcycled plastic objects from native studio Bolsón.
Diseño Contenido by Design Week Mexico
Situated at Parque Lincoln within the metropolis’s Polanco neighbourhood, Design Contenido noticed dozens of studios and galleries fill delivery containers with work, making a pop-up design area. Every studio had a single delivery container and solely had just a few hours to arrange, putting objects, data and installations throughout the slim areas.
Works on present ranged from the wicker design objects of the native studio Hiato to the brutalist furnishings of Mesawa. By far essentially the most intensive set up was arrange by lighting designer David Pompa‘s studio.
Showcasing a group impressed by volcanic stone, the studio’s container featured a slim entrance the place guests may stroll in and examine the lights arrayed round mounds of rock.
Fall Group Present by Angulo Cero
Design gallery Angulo Cero opened up its newly opened location in a home within the metropolis’s Lomas neighbourhood. The exhibition noticed a wide range of works from native design studios reminiscent of Abel Zavala and ADHOC.
The works have been arrayed in a white-walled area, unfold all through the primary two storeys of the gallery. Rugs by Balmaceda Studio have been organized in most of the areas, because the design studio shares the house as its workplace. Additionally included within the exhibition have been works by artists Daniel Berman and Jesús Pedraglio.
Té Ahorita by Su Wu and Bettina Kiehnle
At Salon Rosetta, above the famend Rosetta restaurant in Roma, curators Su Wu and Bettina Kiehnle chosen greater than 100 tableware objects from Mexican designers. Based mostly on an exhibition curated earlier within the yr by Wu at Studio IMA, the exhibition targeted on eating rituals and the usage of objects in them.
Working with Rosetta chef Elena Reygadas, the curators organized the objects by designers reminiscent of Maxine Álvarez and Patricio Campillo on up to date furnishings. The exhibition included a every day tea service in addition to a store the place guests can buy objects.