Top picks from Design Week Mexico's Inédito

 Nero by Xavi Loránd

Nero by Xavi Loránd

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Inédito is among Design Week Mexico’s most anticipated exhibits, featuring unpublished Mexican designs that are selected on the basis of innovation and experimentation.

Unlike other events at Design Week, the objects at Inédito are not primed for commercialization. Rather, the exhibit explores the latest in materials, processes, technologies, social impact and user experiences, serving as an ideal platform for emerging designers and studios, or for established firms to showcase their most experimental designs.

This year, designers combined new and traditional materials, reinvented sculptural forms, and diversified the functionality of common objects, establishing trends for what is to come in Mexican furniture design. To follow are some standouts from 2018’s Inédito. designweekmexico.com

 Nero by Xavi Loránd. Photo courtesy of Xavi Loránd.

Nero by Xavi Loránd. Photo courtesy of Xavi Loránd.

1. Nero by Loránd

Designer Xavi Loránd and studio Muro Blanco worked together to investigate new materials for the creation of this eco-friendly stool and table, resulting in substances that combine used coffee grounds and plant-based bio-resin, another that blends concrete with coffee and finally, a concrete and terrazzo texture. The table is topped with a blue ceramic coffee set named Provincia, featuring a jug complete with a coffee filter and two mugs. xavierlorand.com

 Librero Cu Tejido by Pseudónimo

Librero Cu Tejido by Pseudónimo

2. Librero Cu Tejido by Pseudónimo

This bookcase was designed to be highly functional but also aesthetic. Its distinguishing characteristic is an artisan-made cable that structures the whole piece. The piece uses just three materials: wooden planks from the native parota tree, a handwoven cable made from a native plant, and a metallic frame. pseudonimo.mx

 Silla Ch’up by Claudia Suárez Ahedo for AHS Studio

Silla Ch’up by Claudia Suárez Ahedo for AHS Studio

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3. Ch´up chair by Claudia Suárez Ahedo for AHS Studio


The sculptural Ch’up chair is a tribute to the Mexican woman. It stands out for its combination of curvilinear and straight-edged forms that simultaneously represent the sensuality and strength of the feminine. suarezahedodesign.com

4. Systema 2 by Mumo

Systema comprises a series of pieces that combine luxury objects with characteristics of democratic design (flat-packaging, ready-to-assemble, modularity, DIY, etc.). The collection is the result of a series of experiments to understand the processes and methods behind luxury design and the relationship between users and objects. mumo.com.mx

 
 Coqueta by Mool + Foráneo

Coqueta by Mool + Foráneo

 

5. Coqueta by Mool + Foráneo

Studios Foráneo and Mool created this collection as a critique of the materialistic values that pervade our society. The focal point of the object is its mirrors, which continue to be synonymous with vanity and the importance we place on our appearance. mool.mx

6. Biombo by Acoocooro

For this object, Acoocooro looked to the paintings of Italian visual artist Leonardo Cremonini, who depicted scenes from daily life. Biombo, or screen, plays with the idea of fleeting reflections which multiply the surrounding area, creating never-before-seen perspectives and views. acoocooro.mx

 Entropía by Comité de Proyectos

Entropía by Comité de Proyectos

7. Entropía by Comité de Proyectos

Inspired by the earthquake that shook Mexico City in September of 2017, the concept behind Entropía begins with the idea of stability. The bookshelf represents the collapse of structures meant to provide security, and the process of rebuilding that takes place afterwards, both on an internal and external level. comitedeproyectos.mx

 “O” Lamp by Pérch Mobiliario

“O” Lamp by Pérch Mobiliario

8. “O” Lamp by Pérch Mobiliario

This design shows versatility in its function thanks to the position of a characteristic arch which allows for placement on a variety of surfaces. perch.mx

 
 Nido by Diseño Neko

Nido by Diseño Neko

 

9. Nido by Diseño Neko

Nido was built for contemplation and rest, providing a place to sit, organize, store or decorate. Ideal for balconies, terraces or interiors, it is meant as a personal refuge in the midst of the city. nekomexico.com

 Credenza Grabe by mob

Credenza Grabe by mob

10. Credenza Grabe by mob

This piece begins with the study of forms based on the possibilities of wood as a material. It seeks to reinvent and explore the transformation of wood and praise the work of carpentry. mob.com.mx

 Modulo: UN 1/4 by Ensambleria

Modulo: UN 1/4 by Ensambleria

11. Modulo: UN 1/4 by Ensambleria

Módulo UN ¼ is part of a project aimed at offering a light, economical and versatile solution to storage and organizational needs in work spaces and small housing. The varying widths and shapes of its shelves generate a sensation of lightness while maintaining the visibility of stored objects. ensambleria.com

12. Happiness Collection by Platalea Studio

Happiness is a playful collection, full of the color and spontaneity that recalls the childhood experiences of its designers Lilia Corona and Rodrigo Lobato. Made in terrazzo, the colors and sculptural forms of Happiness were inspired by those unresolved mysteries that ended up becoming lifelong obsessions. plataleastudio.com

  Horizontes  by Doménica Verduga. Part of the  Piedras Que Hablan  collection by La Tlapaleria.

Horizontes by Doménica Verduga. Part of the Piedras Que Hablan collection by La Tlapaleria.

13. Horizontes by Doménica Verduga of La Tlapaleria

This set of mirrors references the organic and imperfect nature of marble, a contrast to the typically perfect spherical quality of mirrors. The mirrors simulate the relationship between the landscape and the position of the sun at sunrise and sunset; the beginning and the end of the day. The set is part of a group exhibit called Piedras Que Hablan (rocks that talk) by design collective La Tlapaleria. latlapaleria.com

 
 Sorpasso by Kumo Laboratorio de Café

Sorpasso by Kumo Laboratorio de Café

 

14. Sorpasso by Kumo Laboratorio de Café


Sorpasso is an aesthetic proposal for the elaboration of cold coffee extractions similar to that of cold brew. By applying reverse pressure to a bed of finely ground coffee, it extracts the drink in less than 4 minutes, while the traditional cold brew takes a hefty 8 hours. cafekumo.com