Hecho en México (Made in Mexico) Exhibition

Last month, five design firms/designers participated on the opening of Design Week México 2012 with an exhibition called Hecho en México (Made in Mexico), that featured commissioned work for Glocal Design Magazine, an upcoming specialized publication from Mexico City in collaboration with Masisa, leader manufacturer brand of mdf, mdp and particle boards in Latin America.

Los Tabos by Christian Vivanco is a line of stools of varying height created through repetition of a simple form. They seem easy, but designing these required a series of calculations to maintain balance and ergonomics.

MOON by Despacho de Diseño Industrial (Ricardo Casas and Marcela Compean) is a cabinet based on the topographic surface of the moon using a layering technique to giv e it depth and dimension.

LAB by Ian Ortega is a bookshelf not only storing but also for displaying books of different sizes, both in height and length and width. The user can create his own arrangement.

Booleanos by Joel Escalona is a cabinet that is based in concepts used in architecture, art and geometry, such as deconstruction, addition/subtraction and transparencies. Through the use of different types of wood finishes, each rectangular piece has components apparently similar, which when combined, create colors and textures totally different, exalting the richness of the materials.

Pódium by Jorge Diego Etienne is a conceptual piece of intersecting furniture with multiple configurations and hierarchies inspired by sport podiums. Representing first, second and third place seat which can proportionally seat one, two and three persons, although the third place might not be as comfortable as the first.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.