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

Laws of Motion at ZONAMACO 2019
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As every year, the second week of February marked the beginning of Art Week Mexico City. With different events happening around town, we took part in one of the most important ones during this week: ZONAMACO, the leading contemporary art and design fair in Latin America, has been known for showcasing work by the most prominent artists and galleries from around the world. The design section, carefully curated by Cecilia León de la Barra, presented the latest creations by the most important designers in the scene and their collaborations with renowned Mexican companies, as ours with Breuer.

Laws of Motion is Joel’s first collectible design series for Breuer, in which through different typologies like mirrors, tables and seats, the collection articulates flawless production execution on behalf of the company and the level of introspection achieved by Joel Escalona. At first, this collection aims to explore concrete concepts such as gravity, force or movement, and how they can be expressed as design pieces, which at first glance seem static, but hide a second unexpected personal meaning.

This year the fair had around 60,000 visitors, but if you were not one of the lucky attendants, here is a look of what happened during the most important event for art and design in Mexico City.

To see the full project click here.

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Joel Escalona was awarded the AHEC 2019 Trajectory Award

The eighth edition of the AHEC Design Awards was held on January 2019. In this important event, more than 300 guests were gathered, including important designers, architects, university directors and students, who witnessed the quality, creativity and innovation in the design and manufacture of the finalist furniture.

For this edition, Joel was chosen as a member of the jury alongside other prominent personalities from the design field.

In addition to being part of the jury, Joel was awarded the AHEC 2019 Trajectory Award.

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The furniture editor BREUER is pleased to present an exclusive collection of pieces designed by Joel Escalona, which will be shown for the first time in
ZⓈONAMACO, the most important art fair in Latin America, featuring international contemporary and modern art.

The collection titled Laws of Motion is the first collectible design series created entirely by Joel Escalona for BREUER. It includes various pieces that articulate, through various typologies like mirrors, tables, or seats, great precision in execution, not only production wise, but also in introspection by the designer.

Feb 6 — 10 | 2019
Booth — ZMD12

YAZ and HATIA at Expo Cihac
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Expo Cihac is the leading event for the industry in Mexico, here URREA, the leader company in construction solutions of hydraulics systems and bathroom ambient, exhibited their best sellers YAZ an HATIA.

More than one year long work process between URREA and Joel Escalona had as objective to develop a collection of bathroom products and accessories that stated a clear and accurate evolution in the current catalog, by satisfying the innovative production possibilities of the company, thus outranking the market expectations

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Dalia Cabinet Delta Awards 2018 selection
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Picture curtesy of BD Barcelona Styling: Olha_M Photography: Marcela Grassi

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Styling: Olha_M
Photography: Marcela Grassi

We are proud to share that Dalia Cabinet, for BD Barcelona, was selected in this year's edition of the Delta Awards.

The Delta Awards are held by the Industrial Design Association linked to FAD, Fostering Arts and Design, headquartered in Barcelona. It is a referent for industrial design in Europe thanks to its constant efforts in the promotion of creative culture through exhibitions, professional lectures, awards and events. With an aim to celebrate excellence in design, highlighting its importance as a privileged tool to generate wealth in an industrial economy.

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.