January 24, 2012

Mexico City Sun Drenched Design!

Strong, Bold, Saturated in Color,
Rustic and Refined, 
Incredibly Ancient yet Incredibly Modern.
This is MEXICO.
It's a Land full of Talented Artisans who've
clearly mastered copper, clay, brass and gold.
The Embroidery and Textiles are brilliant, and the 
Architecture clearly nothing less than insanely inspirational.
So why not begin this journey with a little 'Tampico' by
June Christy before beginning the scroll down, and 
enjoy just some of the Amazing Style that Mexico brings
 to the World Table in terms of Great Design.

Diego Rivera

 1960's tray by Salvador Teran.

1960's Salvador Teran

Top and Bottom photo are of  'Las Pozas', Surreal Sculpture Gardens, created by Edward James in 1949 till his death in 1984. It's located in the rain forests of Xilitla. 

Senosiain Architects 2008
Chapultepec Park, Mexico City, Fountain of Aztec God Tialoc by Diego Rivera 

'Las Pozas'

1941 Primavera wood and leather chaise

Unam Library, Mexico City by Juan O'Gorman

Mid Century, Don Shoemaker
Hugely influenced by the Mayans - Frank Lloyd Wright, 'Ennis House'

Mid Century Clara Porsett
Mexico City
Mid Century Salvador Teran

Clara Porset

Gustavo Perez
Mid Century Baby Cradle by Arturo Pani 
'Hesiodo Building', Mexico City 

Vintage Artisan Brass Cuff - Luciano
William Spratling
Hotel Habita Monterrey, Mexico City

1940's Arturo Pani Desk Chair

Hotel Habita Monterrey, Mexico City
Palace of Fine Arts

Don Shoemaker

Los Castillo
Umbrella Fountain, Anthropology Museum - Mexico City
Clara Del Cobre
Mexican Rebozo
Postal Offices - Mexico City
Clara Del Cobre
Palace of the Arts, Mexico City
Los Castillo

These next 3 photos are all by the iconic Luis Barragan, Architect

Hotel Basico on the Mayan Riviera
Luis Barragan

Luis Barragan

Incredible Doors - Clara Del Cobre
Coyote Fountain, Coyocan

Mid Century Accessories: Pepe Mendoza and Don Shoemaker

Pepe Mendoza circa 1960 occasional tables

Abstract work by Mathias Goeritz
La Nonna Restaurant, Mexico City
Pedro Friedberg
Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya Resort, Cancun

Mid Century Roger Capron Wall Sculpture

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Paulo Nazareth at Mendes Wood Art Basel Miami 2011
Frida Kahlo

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Tehuna Women, 1923 - Diego Rivera
1960, Pepe Mendoza

Ricardo Legeretto - Architect
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By FAR, One of my favorite Art Installations doing double duty of serving as  a new artificial reef  off the coast of Mexico (near Cancun) made out of Human Statues:
"The Museo Subacuatico de Arte"

Quetzal Bird

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Las Pozas
Ricardo Legeretto

Aztec Mask ca 450

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