Posts tagged as 'Mexico'
‘Los Trompos’ installation, High Museum of Art by Esrawe+Cadena, photo: Jonathan Hillyer
In April 2015, the High Museum of Art Atlanta unveiled the second large-scale, interactive design installation by contemporary Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena on The Woodruff Arts Center’s Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza. The site-specific work, titled Los Trompos (“The Spinning Tops”), continues a multi-year initiative to activate the outdoor space and engage visitors in a meaningful art experience.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.03.2015 - Tagged as: Esrawe, Mexico
Estratos solid wood and brass pieces by Hector Esrawe and Emilio Chapela in collaboration with Manuel Bañó. The singular and natural designs on each of the pieces were photographed, digitalized and then traced onto the surface of the wood with a robot.
Mexico City based design studio Esrawe has created a collection of objects based on found materials from stores and warehouses.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.02.2015 - Tagged as: Mexico, Taller David Dana
Balmori Rooftop Bar by Taller David Dana
Combining landscape, graphic design, furniture design and architecture, the contemporary Balmori Rooftop Bar by architects Taller David Dana is one of the rare rooftop bars in Mexico City.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.03.2013 - Tagged as: Christian Vivanco, Mexico
‘Toldo’ table by Christian Vivanco
The juxtaposition of temporary fabric roofs in Mexico’s street markets influenced the design of ‘Toldo’, a table by designer Christian Vivanco.
Endémico Resguardo Silvestre by Gracia Studio; photo by Luis Gracia
To prevent the development from disturbing its spectacular setting and to ‘respect nature in every possible way’, architect Jorge Enrique Gracia García along with his San Diego-based practice Gracia Studio has realised this group of 20 free-standing hotel rooms located in Baja California’s Valle de Guadalupe. At 20-square-meters each, the corten steel-clad, elegantly furnished rooms follow a concept of ‘a “deluxe” camping houses, covering the guest’s basic needs, being in contact with nature and the environment.’ (more…)
'Kondo' table lamp by Christian Vivanco for Almerich
Presented earlier last month during the Feria Hábitat Valencia, this simple, geometric lamp by the Mexican designer Christian Vivanco ‘is an answer to a basic question: How can a simple and functional object convey one of the most iconic elements in oriental architecture?’ Named after Kondo – ‘the centerpiece of an ancient Buddhist temple’s garan’ (a Japanese abbreviation, literally meaning ‘garden for monks’), this simple, geometric lamp is constructed from two laser-cut metal sheets and is available in two sizes; ‘Kondo XL’ and a smaller ‘Kondo S’. (more…)
Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 07.07.2011 - Tagged as: Mexico, Pascal Arquitectos
Mourning House by Pascal Arquitectos; photo by Víctor Benítez
Pascal Arquitectos, the Mexico City-based practice established by brothers Carlos and Gerard Pascal in 1979, has realised this multi-award winning Mourning House located in Mexico City’s residential area of Bosques de las Lomas. Described by the architects as a ‘project with very strong emotional implications’, this modest, strikingly solemn building has been completed in 2006 and has been inspired by the Mayan tombs in Palenque and Ancient Egyptian mastabas. To comply with the strict rules and building codes of Jewish Religion, a group of scholars oversaw the project throughout its completion. (more…)
Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 10.06.2011 - Tagged as: mdf, Mexico, Row Studio, stand
Glocal Design Magazine's exhibition booth by Row Studio
Álvaro Hernández Felix, Nadia Hernández Felix and Alfonso Maldonado, the trio behind the Mexico City-based architectural and design practice Row Studio have created this citrus-coloured temporary display for the Glocal Design Magazine’s Habitat Expo 2011 exhibition booth. Reminiscent of the recently unveiled Sevillian Metropol Parasol by Jürgen Mayer H., Row Studio’s design also encompasses a concept of grid-like structure made from multiple flowing curvilinearly-cut MDF panels. (more…)