Transatlántico Transcends the Boundaries of Latin America + Europe
Galerie Philia’s Transatlántico exhibition highlights a new generation of Latin American designers in dialogue with European designers being shown in Mexico for the first time. The immersive experience is taking place in Mexico City February 8th through 12th, during Zona Maco art week. Transatlántico aims to celebrate artistry as a means of transcending societal, cultural, and geographical boundaries between two different parts of the world. The scenography has been organized with luxury events company House of Kirschner, known for their immersive installations. The gallery space, along with a specially designed rooftop, will take visitors on a journey of the senses. Andres Monnier’s boulder fire pits illuminate the space, while scents meant to evoke the Mexican eco-system are diffused through functional pieces by Rio de Janeiro-based architectural firm Studio Roca.
“Transatlántico is founded on the idea of forming a transatlantic bridge between the contrasting cultural and artistic worlds of Europe and Latin America, identifying how we establish a creative discourse across the social boundaries associated with the geography that divides us. We hope that the culmination of these pieces together, a hybrid of European and Latin American visual idiosyncrasies, creates an influence more sensational than that of the individual; a testament and appreciation of the intricacies of Latin America’s culture and design on an international scale,” said Ygaël Attali, co-founder of Galerie Philia.
With more than 30 designers taking part, there are lots of high points to Transatlántico, with environmental design that features natural fabrics and sustainable materials featured prominently. Alejandra Aristizábal’s uses fique, a native plant from the Andean region, to create textiles and ropes, while Caralarga’s woven designs are made from discarded fabric waste. Not to be missed is the ecological work of Estudio Raffreyre and their multidisciplinary creative team who are skilled in traditional Peruvian artistic practices. Cristián Mohaded’s statement chairs were made using native woods, such as missionary moor cedar and other endemic Argentinian materials.
From the European side you’ll find the bold Yeti Sofa from Vladimir Naumov, and the Overgrown Bubbles collection of unique mouth blown glass lights created by Alex De Witte and over-grown with natural crystals produced from a liquid developed by Mark Sturkenboom. Brutalist bronze furniture by Rick Owens features different finishes, and Pierre Valck’s half-moon shaped cabinet covered in green malachite are real showstoppers.
Transatlántico is overflowing with talent, so we implore you to explore the show further. You’ll find work from designers Alejandra Aristizábal (Colombia), Alex de Witte (The Netherlands), Alexis Christodoulou x Missana Lab (Spain), Andrés Monnier (Mexico), Breuer Estudio (Mexico), Caralarga (Mexico), Casa Alfarera (Dominican Republic), Chuch Estudio (Mexico), Cristián Mohaded (Argentina), Comité de Proyectos (Mexico), Estudio RAFFREYRE (Peru), Federico Stefanovich (Mexico), Gloria Cortina (Mexico), Ila Ceramica (Mexico), Joel Escanola (Mexico), Jorge Diego Etienne (Mexico), Ludovic Clément d’Armont (France), Manu Bañó (Mexico), Mark Sturkenboom (The Netherlands), Nomade Atelier (Mexico), Panorammma (Mexico), Pierre de Valck (Belgium), Pietro Franceschini (Italy/USA), Platalea Studio (Mexico), Rodrigo Bravo (Chile), Rick Owens (Europe/USA), Ries Estudio (Argentina), RRRes (Mexico), Studio Roca/Taller Escape (Mexico), Taller Nacional (Mexico), Verdi Design (Columbia), VIDIVIXI (Mexico), VISSIO (Mexico), and Vladimir Naumov x Missana Lab (Spain).
Visit Transatlántico in person:
February 8-12, 2022
Avenida Ejército Nacional 676,
INT 501, Polanco III Sección
11540 Miguel Hidalgo, CDMX
Mexico City, Mexico