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

Joel Escalona Studio in Milan 2019
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As every year this April Salone Internazionale del Mobile took place in Milan, the largest and most important furniture and design fair in the world, ever since its first edition in 1961 the fair has been shaping the history of design and displaying top-notch and innovative products from all over the world.

 
 
 
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For this year’s 58th edition, a special edition of Balance was exhibited by Opinion Ciatti, one of the leading Italian design companies known for its luxurious handmade products, continuing our long collaboration with the Italian brand which began back in 2012.

Balance is part of Joel’s Personal Edition series, a design that challenges the laws of equilibrium and that shows, in each composition, the balance between the technique, the people and the ideas that inspire us.

Read more about BALANCE here.

 
 
Balance for Opinion Ciatti

Balance for Opinion Ciatti

Lapo Ciatti & Joel Escalona

Lapo Ciatti & Joel Escalona

 

 
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Alongside Balance, our design Canotier was presented by Roche Bobois, the renowned French furniture company.

Canotier is a table designed to highlight the delicate smoothness of every surface, the exquisite turn at the border of the tabletop and how everything is perfectly aligned to provide a subtle equilibrium.

Read more about CANOTIER here.

 
 
Canotier tables for Roche Bobois

Canotier tables for Roche Bobois

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Nicolas Roche & Joel Escalona

Nicolas Roche & Joel Escalona

Laws of Motion en Wit Festival de Arte
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Laws of Motion, our most recent collaboration with Breuer, will be exhibited in the 9th edition of Wit Festival de Arte, an event that celebrates the inclusion of art in daily life. This festival offers cultural enrichment through fairs, exhibitions and various activities.

In this event, Joel will also speak about his work and his trajectory in the design field.

Exhibition:
May 4 - 12 | 11am - 9pm | Wit Gallery

Symposium:
May 5th | 11:30pm | Salón Demetria

 
What Design Can Do
 
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What Design Can Do is an international platform that believes in the power of design and creativity to transform society. This edition will be held for the first time in Mexico, here Miguel Melgarejo, director of innovation at Cirklo, and Joel Escalona will host a breakout session about how design can impact business, society and the environment.

Joel and Miguel will share local insights about how design really works out (or not) through their experience working in Mexico and applying design to generate value. 

The breakout session will also be open for a couple of local projects to share how they are using design to generate value and receive feedback from the hosts and the audience. Through this exercise different perspectives on the real use of impactful design will be shared and discussed. 

Fill this application if you wish to participate.

 
Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2019
 
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We’re thrilled to announce our participation at this year’s edition of
Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano, the biggest and most important show in the world regarding furniture and design from all over. In this edition of the Salone, we will be exhibiting two different projects.

Opinion Ciatti, one of the leading Italian design companies, will present a special edition of Balance at their stand during the fair.

And Roche Bobois, the French furniture company will be exhibiting our Canotier tables, along with a new special piece exhibited exclusively in Paris

Join us from April 9 – 14, 2019
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Opinion Ciatti Stand — Hall 16/ Stand E46
Roche Bobois Stand — Hall 6 / Stand C30

 
 
Canotier tables for Roche Bobois

Canotier tables for Roche Bobois

 
 
Balance for Opinion Ciatti

Balance for Opinion Ciatti

 
 
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
 
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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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LAWS OF MOTION — BREUER X JOEL ESCALONA at Zona Maco
 
 
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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.


ZⓈONAMACO
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.

 
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