56 — TOH for Design week Mexico

The goal was to design something inspired by culture and folklore, in this case Mexican’s. In a place with such a variety of colors and folklore like Mexico, is very difficult to take all and combine it in one piece, so I look at some of our dresses and colors and try to capture the shapes made by dresses in movement in order to design the Dancing Table.

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Toh — Visión y Tradición

Toh is a project designed together with artisans from Xcanchakán (Merida) as part of Visión y Tradición, an initiative from Design Week Mexico.

Visión y Tradición is a Design Week Mexico initiative that aims to generate a link between the work of designers and artisans in Mexico. This year, together with Taller Maya, a diverse group of designers from Mexico and Cuba worked with communities throughout the state of Yucatán to generate a catalog of products that, taking into account the skills of the artisan and the market, generates sustainable income for these communities.

During a 4-day stay, and understanding the processes, materials and context, we developed Toh, a set of decorative birds made of henequen fiber, a typical resource of the area, for Xcanchakán expand their product possibilities and market them with Taller Maya’s support.


Year / 2019
Material / henequen
Creative Director / Joel Escalona
Photography / Mariana Achach

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