JOEL ESCALONA
Industrial Design Studio
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NEWS

Mexican Design Studio specialized in product design, interior design and creative direction within fashion, furniture, lifestyle and technology.

Joel Escalona for Montblanc
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When a great idea begins to materialize, it usually does so on paper, that's where the possibilities become infinite.

For the designer Joel Escalona, is hand is an extension of his mind, and the tool he uses to sketch is like a magic wand that allows him to create and design what in the world of ideas he expects to be discovered.

 
 
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It is not fortuitous that Joel uses a Montblanc M to capture his wit on paper. His weight, the finesse of his stroke and the accuracy of the instrument have become infallible for the designer obsessed with details.

Montblanc did not overlook the choice of Joel and together they launched a global campaign to celebrate high-end design, the one that chooses the materials of the highest quality and in which the precision of the manufacture reminds us of the watch industry. It is the first time that the German firm collaborates with a Mexican designer.

 
 
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The collection of Personal Editions, Balance, was the chosen one to give channel to the campaign. Balance was presented for the first time at the 16th edition of ZONAMACO, the most important Contemporary Art and Design fair in Latin America. Along with the 10 pieces of limited edition, the sketches showing the first strokes of a collection that, on tour around the world, has aroused the interest of curators and collectors, were also exhibited. The original sketches, made on paper with the Montblanc M that faithfully accompanies Joel in his creative process, were also put on sale.

 
 
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Joel Escalona and Montblanc not only share the value for design and commitment for the impact it has on people, now they are also accomplices of a story that seeks to seduce the most demanding consumer from the first stroke.

 
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BALANCE at Design Miami/ Basel
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We’re thrilled to announce that amman//gallery is presenting  Joel’s latest Persona Edition project, BALANCE  , fabricated in silver by renowned Mexican company TANE , at Design Miami/ Basel,  booth G15. The exhibition will also include works by renowned artists and designers like Ron Arad, Zaha Hadid, Studio Nucleo, Rolf Sachs, Ettore Sottsas, Ad Hoc and Abel Zavala.

Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce.

Ever since it foundation  ammann//gallery  has been known for its unique curatorial approach, cultivating a cutting-edge program devoted to innovation and connoisseurship in the fields of fine art, design, and architecture.

Design Miami/ Basel will run from June 12th to 17th , at the Hall 1 Süd, Messe in Basel, Switzerland.

 
CASTILLOS by PANORÁMICA in Wit Festival de Arte
 

This month Panorámica participated in Wit Festival de Arte at Hotel Demetria, an event that has become an important element in Guadalajara’s cultural and artistic life, gathering the most significant creative talent nationwide, with the expo “Castillos” with Ángulo Cero. This new collection reinterprets the character of the Mexican fiesta. Taking the ephemeral manufacture of “toritos” and “castillos” as the starting point, they use design as means of exploration to emphasize the broadest aspects of this practice.
 

 
Production Driven Design Innovation: MX by Glocal + Domus Academy
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As part of the activities surrounding the Salone del Mobile 2018, we are pleased to invite you to the talk Production Driven Design Innovation: Mx by Glocal + Domus Academy, where Joel Escalona along with Jorge Diego Etienne, Germán Velasco and Emiliano Godoy, will discuss their design process and the industry constraints concerning design practice.

The event will take place Thursday April 19th at 13:30 at Domus Academy room 11, Via Darwin 20, Milano 20143.

 
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We’re thrilled to announce that after last year’s success, Dalia Cabinet for BD Barcelona will once again be on show at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan.

The Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano is the biggest and most important show in the world regarding furniture and design from all over. Since its first edition in 1961 the fair has been shaping the history of design and displaying top-notch and innovative products.

BD Barcelona is a Spanish company founded in the 70’s that has edited furniture by iconic artists and Designers like Dalí, Jaime Hayon, Campana Brothers and Konstantin Grcic.

Join us from April 17-22
Fiera Milano – Rho
Hall 16, Stand B31

 
Workshop at Universidad de Monterrey
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Last week, as part of a 3-day workshop, Joel had the opportunity to discuss with industrial design students at Universidad de Monterrey relevant topics concerning design. Such as, the Mexican designer’s identity beyond form, the current state of design practice, both national and international, and the importance of reflecting upon the need of a change in the way we approach manufacturing and culture.

The workshop took place at Centro Roberto Garza Sada designed by Tadao Ando, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. 

 
Ammann//gallery premiers BALANCE at Milan Art Week.
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We’re thrilled to announce that ammann//gallery will premier BALANCE, Joel’s latest Personal Edition project, at Miart (Booth O17) as part of Milan Art Week. BALANCE will be part of a carefully curated selection of works that highlights the strengths of the gallery’s international program while paying tribute to Italian art, design and architecture. The exhibition will also include works by renowned artists and designers like Hélène Binet, Florian Bokenhagen, Nucleo, Rolf Sachs and Ad Hoc.

As part of  Milan Art Week, Miart is the Italian fair that presents the widest away of works, bringing together an international audience of collectors, curators, museum directors, artists, designers, art loves and journalists to Milan.

Ever since its foundation ammann//gallery has been known for its unique curatorial approach, cultivating a cutting-edge program devoted to innovation and connoisseurship in the fields of fine art, design, and architecture.

Miart will run from April 13th to April 15th, at the Fiera di Milano in Italy.

 
Castillos: A new Project by Cooperativa Panorámica
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After an in depth analysis and experimentation with the pyrotechnical tradition of Tultitlán, Cooperativa Panorámica creates a new collection that reinterprets the character of the Mexican fiesta. Taking the ephemeral manufacture of  “toritos” and  “castillos” as the starting point, they use design as a means of exploration to emphasize the broadest aspects of this practice.

The exercise resulted in a series of sculptural pieces inspired by the construction of these structures, exploring the negative space and incorporating the metal, instead of bamboo and hemp, the original materials.

 

Castillos was shown at an exclusive presentation by Mexican gallery Ángulo0 during ZonaMaco 2018, the leading contemporary art and design fair in Latin America, the most relevant platform for designers and artists of the scene at an international level. 

 
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You will be able to visit Castillos at Ángulo0 until March 28th, 2018.

 
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