Mexico Design Time PRESENTED BY MARION friedmann gallery
during LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2018
Mexican designers are proud about their history, tradition, heritage and craft culture. Just like Magma®, many projects are based on deep artisan-designer collaborations. These collaborations are crucial to preserve valuable and often rare artisan skills and workshops to avoid their extinction. The creative culture in Mexico is a catalyst for social integration and sustainable design thinking and propels designers to supreme outcomes.
Mexico Design Time curated by Marion Friedmann Gallery, is a pioneering exhibition and platform delivering hand-picked, first-class Mexican design culture, shown in the London Design Festival. The exhibition wants to shed light on this part of the world and its talent that have not received sufficient exposure in the UK and Europe. More than 100 Mexican objects were on show by around 30 cutting edge designers, craftsmen, students and artisans.
Galería Mexicana de Diseño , a company dedicated to promote Mexican design, invited C37 to showcase Tecnolítico, a series of products, designed by Mexican designers, produced in the new liquid stone MAGMA, developed by C37 Studio.
Technolitic is a meeting point between the past and the future, experience, talent and innovation in materials. A vase with organic and unexpected lines that contrast with the technological process of the production. The material used is called Magma®; an engineered liquid stone developed by C37 that improves the emblematic Basalt stone in appearance, color and texture. Instead of following a traditional process of polishing stone, this formula was emptied in specially designed molds based on three-dimensional printed models, achieving vases with finishes in shades of quarry, brick and porcelain with the new color palette of Magma® inspired by materials found in nature and ceramics.
We are excited to share with you the Mexico Design Time exhibition staged during the London Design Festival, within the first edition of the Regent Street and St Jame’s London design district, in 192 Piccadilly.