EWE STUDIO EWE is a design studio based in Mexico City, devoted to the preservation and advancement of Mexico’s rich artisan heritage, while embracing new mediums and languages for the execution of limited-edition sculptural and functional objects. With a desire to reflect tradition as part of the natural flow of design, EWE praises diverse techniques, blends primitive roughness with pristine surfaces, and uses natural empathic materials that appeal to the senses. Mexican... Read more
Steven John Clark
PEARLY SKELP begs no camouflage, no pardons, and nothing further from the finest. Pearly skelp dons a military issue flat top as if it were a tiara. A commando of elegance and femininity, destined for the obstacle course of the evening's grand ball. HURRY NOW. Stand this fair lady up, she’ll knock your block quicker than you are to know better. A vision of beauty so rare.
In ancient cosmologies, the Empyrean was believed to be a heavenly place in the highest of heavens, occupied by the element of fire. The warm glow of the ceiling light Empyrean suspended 01 pays homage to this antiquated concept, as Gallée experiments with light through material hues, transparency, and luminosity. Paired with studies of space from today, Gallée observed the warped behavior of light around black holes and translated it into the refraction of light in the Empyrean light. 24m of LED-light strips illuminate the dark resin centerpieces from within, while the rounded edges contort the light rays, creating a floating effect that moves around the geometric composition. The thickness of the resin blocks with the intangible translucence of the light creates a compelling juxtaposition that constitutes a balanced yet playful aesthetic that teases the eye. Empyrean suspended 01 is the first light in the Empyrean collection. As Gallée experiments with the light-bending qualities of translucent resin, the Empyrean collection will grow and continue to catch the light.
Scala Leather Round Stool is a unique and dynamic design created by Stéphane Parmentier exclusively for Giobagnara. It represents an iconic form inspired by the "stacked" shape often seen at the base of some buildings in Italy. It is a part of the Scala Collections of furniture pieces characterized by a stacked, circular shape entirely wrapped in dark red leather (Bordeaux) with a delicate graphic line and supported by three short cylindrical legs.
Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci are taking us to Asia with the Oriente Lamp series. Striking in its form and materials, Oriente lamps are as befitting for an oriental palace as it does in any discerning space. The lamps come in two distinct versions. Both in painted metal covered with printed silk available in floral motif or plain silk (cream/off white color). Decorative details in polished brass and painted metal in three colors. Ribbed glass internal lampshade. Exposed power cord is considered as an essential part of the design.
Single Slinkie is a rug designed by Patricia Urquiola and hand-knotted in the cc-tapis atelier in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is a design story revolving around color, a succession of chromatic evolutions developed in a composite universe of organic shapes. The rug is made with a cotton weave, Himalayan wool, and pure silk.
Memory 40 Cards, designed by Stéphane Parmentier, represents a nod to the childhood games. It features a leather frame box in Printed Calfskin Golf leather in black and white colors with a Plexiglass cover. This Memory game in leather marquetry draws its inspiration from the 20th-century art and design vocabulary favored by the avant-garde of the Thirties, the works of Sol Lewitt, and objects and illustrations by Enzo Mari.
Agave cabinet designed by Hector Esrawe is a metaphor and a homage to the ancient tradition surrounding the culture of mezcal; its expression is influenced by the heart of the Agave plant (also known as “piña”). The cabinets are produced in wood and metal or brass; each of the sets designed will be slightly different due to the unique skills of the artisans that craft them.
Scala Night Stand, designed by Stéphane Parmentier, is a distinctive bedside table inspired by the “stacked” shape often seen at the base of some buildings in Italy. It is made of white lacquered wooden structure and covered with White Suede leather. The key to this table's elegance is the absolute precision of proportions, materials, and colors.
The Roi stools evoke the outline of chess pieces or a pommel horse. It draws its stylistic vocabulary from the tradition of turned wood, in this precious and fine art consisting in subtracting, hollowing out, and redrawing the material so as to glorify it.Materials: Base in dark grey ceramic. Seat made in wood lined with foam and covered with leather (Stolz)Made in France
NEPENTHES is inspired by the carnivorous plant Nepenthaceae, named after this mythical, soporific potion, the flamboyant Nepenthaceae seduce their prey with enticing interiors, sweet scents, and sugary nectar. NEPENTHES expresses these dangerous but pleasurable properties through a sculptural contrast between the hard geometry of solid brass tendrils and the glowing delicacy of amorphous hand-blown glass.
Agglomerati presents at ALCOVA 2021, MASS its first collection of functional art-objects made exclusively in stone, designed together with Australian furniture maker Fred Ganim. Upon its extraction from the earth, marble is cut into large cubic volumes. MASS explores the reduction of these volumes, subverting the material’s inherent behaviors. Grounded by its weight, the sheer mass of the material uses gravity as a structural force, cantilevering a system of moveable shelves so that they appear to float parallel to the ground. Each modular piece slots together, serving as lecterns, shelves or tables, and can be assembled in any number of variations.
The coffee table of EWE Studio is made out six half spheres, three smaller half and three large half spheres, that are assembled together. The table is carved out of Tikal green marble by our stonemasons. The technical complexity of the work is related to its stability, as the upper big spheres are seemingly hovering in the air, resulting in a magnificent visual tension that defies gravity on its cantilever.
Warm sun on the desert sand, the shimmering lights of Dubai - Sabine Marcelis' works capture nature's energy and urban life's vibrancy. As the shapes and colors shift and merge with their surroundings, these dualities harmonize in whispers of light and reflection. The mirage of the two as separate fades as we embrace all the possibilities they invite us to imagine. Glass Table, composed of glass panels and 4 x glass cylinders.
Trama Collection is a limited edition made from wood and brass, consists of three formats, two vertical and one horizontal made from both natural and stained holm oak wood and aged or natural brass. Trama Collection was presented in Mexico City at the International Zona Maco Exhibition in 2019. Limited Edition of 20 pieces per size.
Piper takes treads on the path of the Patty armchair. This modern and elegant table is a a must for any space, owing to its versatility of function. Patty is a stunning piece of modern coffee table. It is characterized by the two curved structure holding a circular top, smartly left with open spaces in between to feature the top. Low table with structure in glossy lacquered wood with top and edge in polished brass. It also comes in an upholstered version where the structures are covered with Alcantara.
Palazzo Low Stool, designed by Stéphane Parmentier, features a leather-covered pure shape that intersects in a rich composition of solid volumes and void. This elegant table is covered with ivory Nappa leather, while the geometric decorative element is covered with Suede leather in ivory color. It has a graphic homage to the architecture and stylized ornamentation of Italian palazzos.
Club Chaise Lounge is a stunning combination of armchair and pouf, creating an elegant and welcoming chaise longue for a modern interior. This design belongs to a singular series by DimoreStudio. The back of seating structure curves inward thereby creating an interesting well-designed back panel. It stands in starck contrast to the linear profile of the front. With the plush seat and back upholstery, the beauty of the Club program is a result of the conglomeration of elements, materials, textures, lines and profiles. The structure is in polished brown-lacquered wooden that distinguishes it, whereas each piece is softly padded with goose feathers and upholstered in an exclusive fabric decorated with flower and foliage patterns. It is completed with polished oxidized brass detailing. It features a custom fabric in the Iris field cloque field.
Undercover Cross Pattern Stool, designed by Stéphane Parmentier, is a practical low stool on wheels, which can also be used as a side table. It features an inlaid leather pattern. It is covered with Printed Calfskin Golf leather in Smoke color, while the decorative pattern is in Light-grey color.
Capostipite is a modular wall shelving unit which in itself makes a stunning wall art piece. The horizontal stacking of the brass tubes exudes the character of intelligence and insightfulness--some of the traits of capostipite. Its modularity makes it adaptable to any environment albeit not losing identity. Modular display system, structure in matte black painted metal and oxidised brass tubes. Removable shelves in smokey tempered glass.
Kinoko brass and glass side table - Brass base(Top pâte de verre) the objects of Atelier Stefan Leo and their designers reflect the love for timeless lines and the playful approach to accept no limitations when merging the particular skills of its highly passionate team.
The Palazzo Eight Valet Tray, designed by Stéphane Parmentier, was created as a graphic homage to the architecture and stylized ornamentation of Italian palazzos. It combines Travertine marble as the structure and frame, with a detachable base/pad in Light grey Shearling leather.
The Pangea Bench, designed by Stéphane Parmentier, is characterized by correct choices of elements and materials and places them in equal measure in the sphere of rationality and that of subjectivity. It features a leather-covered wooden structure and a partially bronze lacquered seat base. The bench is covered with Printed Calfskin Deer leather in stone-beige color.
Trama I Shelve is a part of the Trama Collection, limited edition made from wood and brass, consists of three formats, two vertical and one horizontal made from both natural and stained holm oak wood and aged or natural brass.Trama Collection was presented in Mexico City at the International Zona Maco Exhibition in 2019. Limited Edition of 20 pieces per size.
Credenza low sculptural cabinet designed by Atelier Caracas is with a three-center drawer and four symmetric doors. Crafted in baltic birch plywood with different finishes. The knobs and standoffs are made of sandblasted blackened steel. Also available in different finishes.
Club Sofa is Dimoremilano's venture into the modular seating program. However, the back of seating structure curves inward thereby creating an interesting well-designed back panel. It stands in starck contrast to the linear profile of the front. With the plush seat and back upholstery, the beauty of the Club program is a result of the conglomeration of elements, materials, textures, lines and profiles.
Slice Me Up Coffee Table reflects Pietro Franceschini's architectural background. Its imposing presence is reflected in its profile, reminiscent of a building's architecture. The soft lines juxtaposes with the precise leveling create an illusion of discs, in various diameters, layered in tops the other, in different heights. This clustering resulted to the tables architectural appeal. Slice Me Up Coffee Table is available in Cedar Wood and in different finishes of plaster. This is Pietro's exploration of the boundaries of realism and pushing the limits of convention to create surreal, thought-provoking pieces in labile dialogue of what is digital and what is real.
Following the line of Putrella, Dimoremilano extends to Putrellino, a line of side table and stool. It creates the same appeal and is in itself a sculptural, if not an engineering, output. Putrellino is composed of two C-shaped elements in painted metal or polished oxidised brass with fixing studs in brushed brass. The stool version comes with ans upholstered cushion from a curated collection by Dimoremilano.
The Bivio console, designed by Stéphane Parmentier, is an artistic piece characterized by an architectural base made of three folded wooden slabs covered with Mud color suede leather. The base is combined with a rectangular top covered in Ice-white Printed Calfskin Golf leather. This console possesses a strong presence that reminds the futuristic shapes of Villa Girasole, an icon of 20th-century Italian architecture.
The IRIS collection encompasses a series of pendants and wall fixtures with multiple expressions, from the single IRIS MONO through to the elaborate IRIS COMPLEX ARRAY. IRIS combines cool alabaster with the warmth of brass, delicately balancing smooth stepped cupping forms suggesting a steady heavenly ascent. In Greek mythology, the goddess messenger IRIS bridges heaven and earth. Born of sea and sky, she links gods with humanity, bearing a message of hope and beauty amongst the storm.
Scala Coffee Table, designed by Stéphane Parmentier, is a distinctive table inspired by the “stacked” shape often seen at the base of some buildings in Italy. It is covered with Nappa leather in Cappuccino color, resting on a three-legs base. The key to this table's elegance is the absolute precision of proportions, materials, and colors.
La Linea Console, designed by Stéphane Parmentier, is a neat leather-covered piece that features perfect geometry curves of the legs that resemble the shapes occur in nature, supporting a rectangular top. The console is covered with Printed Calfskin Golf leather in Cappuccino color, while the separating thin lines are in Moka color.
Portal 600 and Prometheus IV Table Lamps embody the cyclical nature of existence, emanating luminescence from a minimalist form. Looking through the lamps, one is drawn through a metaphysical passageway connecting two environments, dimensions, or points in time. A Portal is a gateway, a liminal transition space, a link to beyond with a solid boundary and void. In a charged area, portals have magical resonance and hint at multi-dimensional adventure. Portal Table Lamp draws on this promise while Prometheus stole fire from the Gods of Olympus and gave it to humankind. More than the means for survival- light, and technology, Prometheus’ gift represented creative potential. The spark of creation, previously limited to the Gods, gave mortals the power to dream, create, imagine, and challenge. Prometheus IV is an implosion of blazing crystal quartz, venerating its namesake in a flame ring.
Parabola III is a Layers Floor Lamp specially designed for reflection based on how the light travels through a solid surface, the beginning and the end, the darkness, the gloom to the dawn, on tension and flexion. The starting points where the brass layer touches base establish the origin for every light element, meaning the number of brass layers indicates each piece's number of light factors. The poetry of the shadows, the absence of light which is as relevant as its presence. The starting points where the brass layer touches base establish the origin for every light element, meaning the number of brass layers indicates each piece's number of light factors. Parabola III was represented by MASA Galería, which opened its first exhibition, 'Collective/Collectible' on the 7th of February 2019 in Mexico City. MASA blurs the line between art and design and exhibits works by contemporary artists, architects, and designers parallel to contextual artworks.
Inspired by flat-topped blocks used for religious rituals and ceremonies, especially for sacrifices or offerings to the deities. Altar hand-carved tables are the synthesis of this expression. The high detailed artisanal work makes them an eye-catching piece in any environment they are placed in.