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AC PALMA was founded in 2010 by Araceli Prado and Carmen Lombana with the aim to support and promote the wonderful work of artisans in the indigenous community of Tlamacazapa in the State of Guerrero.
The village is almost entirely dedicated to the ancient tradition of palm weaving used to make high quality everyday objects. Araceli and Carmen work tirelessly to provide exposure and a platform for these beautiful pieces helping the artisans to reach a wider audience and support themselves through their hard and time-consuming work.
We love their commitment to preserve the artistic identity of these artisans and provide a mean for the development of their community.
From table top pieces, like placemats, to a variety of storage solutions and baskets, discover more by clicking below.
ARUDEKO is a textile brand founded by Nailea and Denisse Arnaiz in 2016.
Both with a degree in textile design and passion for Mexican craft, these talented sisters create stunning pieces inspired by architecture and their surroundings in collaboration with highly skilled artisans in Oaxaca.
The brand is focused on supporting and preserving the knowledge and techniques developed by artisans’ families through generations.
Each piece is the result of a creative exchange between the designers and crafts families and it’s based on mutual respect and collaboration.
All handmade in natural materials and natural dyes, discover the beautiful rugs, cushions and wall-textile featured in our first collection.
Designers Kythzia Barrera and Diego Mier y Terán started a journey devoted to revitalizing the pottery tradition of Oaxaca and creating opportunities for potters.
They set up a non-profit organisation called Innovando la Tradición in 2008 and created Colectivo 1050° Grados, as the retail side of the project offering a group of distinctive clay objects.
Run as cooperative Colectivo 1050° promotes a fair and sustainable model that represents more than 50 potters in six different communities in the region.
Each object is created collectively and merge the
wisdom of tradition with the dynamism of innovation under the motto ‘Together, we turn mud into beauty’.
The objects we selected for our collection bring the magic of fire, earth and water to you home and are beautiful treasures to cherish.
COLORINDIO was founded in 2009 by Pola Parlange and Libia Moreno with a mission to weave stories of ancient cultures through fabric.
Setting up on a journey through Chiapas, they spent time with artisans’ communities, learning about every aspect of textile making, from the different weaving techniques and tools to the meanings of colours, forms and traditional images.
Finally, the established a partnership with cooperatives from many indigenous villages in the region.
Guided by fair-trade principles, the collaboration with weavers’ communities is based on cooperation, friendship and values of equity and balance and provides a steady income for more than 150 women.
Each cushion cover, throw or placemats featuring in our collection is born out of this relationship and it’s an expression of weaving traditions and the rich cultural diversity of Mexico.
Lagos del Mundo
LAGOS DEL MUNDO is a design collective founded two friends Leonel López Castillo and Rigel Durán.
The two designers were interested in creating a collection of homeware that would combine traditional Mexican craftsmanship, with minimal and functional design. As a result, they created a collection of beautifully crafted objects in collaboration with artisans around the country.
Each object is inspired by traditional and local design but infused with the essential and functional contemporary aesthetic that guides the designers’ vision.
Mestiz is a project founded in 2015 by Daniel Valero, a Mexican architect and designer, with the desire to create stimulating pieces with a strong regional identity.
Born as a merge of industrial design and craftsmanship techniques, Mestiz aims to develop contemporary lifestyle pieces with a strong theoretical background that celebrate local talent.
Mestiz arises from the teamwork of architect and designer Daniel Valero and master craftsmen from different regions in Mexico. The core principle of the project is symbiotic collaboration between designer and craftsman.
Daniel was awarded the National Furniture Award in 2014 and won the National Scholarship for Apply Arts in 2016 at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris where is studied Textile Design.
Each piece presented in our selection is a testament to Daniel's passion and commitment to producing highly creative pieces with respect for traditional craftsmanship.
ONORA was founded by Maggie Galton, an art historian turned designer from New York and Maria Eladia Hagerman, a Mexican born designer living in Los Angeles.
They were brought together by their shared passion for Mexico’s cultural richness and their
belief in applying innovation to Mexico’s rapidly fading artisanal sector with the final goal of preserving this important component of Mexico’s identity.
Together they have formed Onora, a brand dedicated to the creation of high end, hand crafted textiles and home accessories in collaboration with Mexican artisans.
Each exquisite piece created by Onora expresses the core principles at the base of the brand: the strong commitment to social impact, the profound respect for tradition and craftsmanship and the spirit of collaboration with artisans.
Discover the sophisticated one of a kind objects we fell in love with.
XAQUIXE is a glass studio founded in 2002 by Salime Harp Cruces and Christian Thornton with the main concern of making glass blowing a sustainable and environmentally friendly project.
Set in Oaxaca and made up by a small group of master-blowers, the glass studio adopts a sustainable mindset, which goes beyond recycling glass to create new pieces and covers every aspect and process involved in running the operation.
Their holistic approach is based on innovation and an incredible ability to incorporate eco-friendly solutions for local problems. This includes implementing a system for collection and recycling of glass from local restaurants and hotels, to designing energy-efficient kilns using waste created by other local industries as biofuel.
The end results are beautiful and colourful glass pieces inspired by nature and with a real social impact on the community and the environment.
Lucía Ocejo was born in Mexico City. She moved to Boston to study sculpture at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design before relocating to London.
Lucia was inspired by the hand-built pots she saw on a trip to Oaxaca in 2016. It was in the Oaxacan village of Tamazulapam where Ocejo first met master potters Soila and Rufino, now working with Onora. Studying how potters in Oaxaca work and the forms they create, Ocejo became fascinated by the twin-necked vases she first encountered in the ex-convent of San Pablo in Oaxaca City. After moving to London in 2018, Lucia became trained to work as a production potter at Crown Works Pottery. Since then, Ocejo has been making work utilising British techniques as she continues to explore the complexities of high-fire glaze technology.