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WIT DESIGN FAIR 

The Katsinas series by the artist Edgar Orlaineta was part of the presentation at the art platform carried out in Guadalajara, Mexico. Hahai Wüqti, Tetañaya, Matia and Paiakyamû make up the complete work of art (in limited production) being presented in the framework of this event.

"Over the years, WIT has enjoyed the presence of important personalities in the world of design and graphic arts. Their role has been essential in making the fair an event of great significance and quality, that each year consolidates its role as a point of reference for the creative industry of Mexico".

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Rafael Aranda

Rafael Aranda translates the material aspect of glass. One of the founders of RCR Arquitectes traces its flow and its nature until he finds its very composition.

The collaborative prelude opens with one of the masterminds of the firm that was created in 1988. The joint work between Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta was worthy of the Pritzker Architecture Prize of 2017 due to the intimate connection between space and time that is reveals.

Its harmonic narrative highlights internal and external spaces that converge in emotional and experiential architecture. "They are believers in the function, the form and the sensations that the materials transmit; their work reflects directed study by a team that defends beauty as a way of life, demanding maximum yield and functionality from their designs".

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NOUVEL LIMITED / ZONA MACO 2018

During the art and design fair Zona Maco, Nouvel Studio showcases a collaboration with designers Héctor Esrawe, Emiliano Godoy and Brian Thoreen.

This is the first occasion when the three designers co-create a collection of objects. Throughout several months the designers worked hand in hand with the design team and the artisans at Nouvel Studio to generate risky, large-scale pieces which take glass design to new heights.

THE PRECARIUS FAMILY 

Composed of volumes of glass that embrace plates of steel and brass. These materials support each other and maintain a delicate balance, contrasting the inherent transparency of glass with the rigidity of the metal plates.

THE TOMATOES FAMILY 

Glass objects created under the identity of metal plates. Their character is constructed using their edges to form the marks that define their structure.

BEDROCK

Stone as a material was incorporated into the process. In an initial group of pieces, onyx and glass form rectilinear volumes. The connection between the two textures is maintained through the porosity of the stone which is reproduced in a plasmatic state. The glass, always on top of the stone, is open on one end, allowing it to be used as a container or vase. 

THE UPSIDE DOWN

Identical pieces symmetrically reflected. A rugged pyramid made of onyx meets a glass cylinder, the two joined simply by the fusion of textures. Without any defined use, they contain, support and converse.

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HAHAI WÜQTI KATSINA SERIES

The work of Mexican artist Edgar Orlaineta was warmly received in 2017. This year, Hahai Wüqti, a series made up of 25 limited edition pieces,has been sold in its entirety.

The reinterpretation of the katsinaor kachinaof the Hopi peoples was taken up by the artist. The sculpture emerges from the mystical baggage of an ancestral culture that is linked to contemporary art through the use of glass.

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NOUVEL STUDIO / ZONA MACO 2018

Tzompantli, a piece created by the architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez (1919-2013), was presented at the 15th edition of Zona Maco (México Arte Contemporáneo).

The cranial representation done in glass takes us back to the ancient pre-Hispanic structure, the “wall of skulls,” which was placed as an offering to the gods.

The use of solid colors gives character to this piece that is charged with identity and at the same time alludes to the interest the architect feels for the material.

It is worth noting that Nouvel Studio had a collaborative presence during the 5 days of the exhibition, together with EWE Studio for the piece Magmaand with Esrawe Studio for Ethereal.

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ESRAWE + NOUVEL STUDIO en el Abierto Mexicano de Diseño

The National Museum of Art (MUNAL, from its name in Spanish), one of the sites of the Mexican Design Open, welcomes the encounter between two materials that are opposite in temperament and linked in vocation. Organic material passes through blocks of glass that in luminescence suspend it, learn it and explain it. 

"We provoked the co-existence of two worthy materials, a violent co-existence that ends in their integration. Soft and hard woods are exposed to the 1500º C of glass poured from a spoon; the oxygen and moisture in the wood cause a chemical reaction in the incandescent glass. These are reflections of materiality, of the processes, of the technique of glass casting, in which the experimentation is not just about form and function, but rather lies in the ability to establish new dialogues between these materials and their processes, between function and symbol. They inhabit each other, alter each other and condition each other’s existence in a definitive way."

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NY NOW Summer 2017

From August 20th to 23rd, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center hosted the NY Now Summer Market with new contemporary design ideas for home decor and lifestyle. Accent on Design, with the curating of about 50 brands, embraced the work carried out with Emiliano Godoy, Edgar Orlaineta and the legacy of Pedro Ramírez Vázquez.

The designs were presented for the first time at one of the most important events in this sector. Vilma bowl, conceived of by Emiliano Godoy, emerged from the Pedro y Pablo line to complete the trio of collectables under a broad range of colors. For his part, Edgar Orlaineta took part with another contribution of new editions for the series Katsinas: Omaw y Nata´aska. In addition, the commemorative piece Tzompantli by Pedro Ramírez Vázquez makes us proud as we remember him. This event was the first place these pieces were exhibited.

 

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NY NOW Summer 2017

Del 20 al 23 de agosto el Jacob K. Javits Convention Center de Nueva York, en su edición de verano, nos ha albergado con nuevas propuestas de diseño contemporáneo en el ámbito de decoración para el hogar y estilo de vida. Accent on Design, junto a una curaduría de alrededor de 50 marcas, acoge el trabajo realizado junto a Emiliano Godoy, Edgar Orlaineta y el legado de Pedro Ramírez Vázquez.

Los diseños se presentan de manera inaugural en uno de los eventos más importantes en el rubro.  Vilma bowl, concebido por Emiliano Godoy nace dentro de la línea Pedro y Pablo para completar tres objetos de colección bajo una amplia gama de color. Por su parte Edgar Orlaineta tuvo presencia con una colaboración más de nuevas ediciones para la serie Katsinas: Omaw y Nata´aska, mientras la pieza conmemorativa Tzompantli de Pedro Ramírez Vázquez nos enorgullece con su memoria. El evento es la primer espacio en el que las piezas son exhibidas.

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Julie Richoz / Nicholas Le Moinge

As part of the dialogue between cultures and the Swiss Design Mexico program of the Swiss Embassy in Mexico, Nouvel Studio began working with Swiss designers Julie Richoz and Nicolas Le Moigne this year. This project reintroduces the confluence of two countries, which is what originally led to the creation of Nouvel Studio, bringing together the mastery of Mexican hands and the personality of the Helvetic identity.

This collaboration resulted in objects guided by experimentation in both color (Julie Richoz) as well as form (Nicolas Le Moigne). The interpenetration is melded into eclectic pieces that will be shown next year for the first time during World Design Capital Mexico 2018.

Under the category of funding for projects that represent exchanges between countries, our work was supported by the Fundación Pro Helvetia and the Swiss Embassy in Mexico.

 

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Julie Richoz / Nicholas Le Moinge

Como parte de un diálogo entre culturas y dentro del programa Swiss Design Mexico de la Embajada de Suiza en México, Nouvel Studio inició este año una colaboración con Julie Richoz y Nicolas Le Moigne, diseñadores de origen suizo.

Este proyecto reintroduce la confluencia entre dos países que dieron origen a Nouvel Studio y supieron conjugar la maestría de las manos mexicanas con el carácter de la identidad helvética.

El resultado de la colaboración dio fruto a objetos guiados por la experimentación tanto cromática (Julie Richoz) como formal (Nicolas Le Moigne).

La compenetración se funde en piezas eclécticas cuyas primeras muestras se presentarán el siguiente año 2018 durante el World Design Capital Mexico 2018.

Bajo la primicia de respaldo a proyectos de intercambio entre países, nuestra colaboración fue apoyada por la Fundación Pro Helvetia en conjunto con la Embajada de Suiza en México.

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Bajo la Mira. Exhibit by Andrés Mier y Terán

The work of architect and designer Andrés Mier y Terán, Bajo la Mira. La Revolución de la No Violencia (Targeted—The Revolution of Non-Violence), intervenes in a metaphorical proposal sponsored by the program for cultural promotion REvoluciónArte. The exhibit, composed of a thousand glass bullets and a thousand glass rifles, was created for the Monument to the Mexican Revolution and is conveyed to the spectator through 15 installations that narrate occurrences and moments of the armed struggle while also interacting with the century-old structure.

The rifles have no triggers, which is an invitation to contemplation. The unexploded shells are suspended in their purest state, posing a game of fragility and solidity translated by works such as Trincheras (Trenches), composed of 7 pieces: Formación I y II (Training I and II), Traición (Betrayal), Enfrentamiento (Confrontation), Emboscada (Ambush), Bala Perdida (Stray Bullet), Fusilamiento (Execution) and Persecución (Pursuit).

The exhibit is also a collaboration of design and industry, since the pieces were produced by NOUVEL STUDIO, part of GRUPO PAVISA, Mexican companies that bring together vanguard technology and the fine artisanal work of blown glass.

 

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Bajo la Mira. Exposición de Andrés Mier y Terán 

Bajo la Mira. La Revolución de la No Violencia, interviene el trabajo del arquitecto y diseñador Andrés Mier y Terán en una propuesta metafórica auspiciada por el programa de promoción cultural REvoluciónArte. Mil balas y mil rifles de vidrio conforman la exposición creada para el Monumento a la Revolución Mexicana, trasladando al espectador a través de 15 instalaciones que narran hechos y momentos de la lucha armada al tiempo que estas interceden con la estructura centenaria.

Los fusiles carecen de gatillo, invitando a la reflexión contemplativa. Las balas sin estallar quedan suspendidas en su estado más puro, planteando un juego de fragilidad y solidez  traducido por obras como Trincheras, compuesta de 7 piezas, Formación I y II, Traición, Enfrentamiento, Emboscada, Bala Perdida, Fusilamiento y Persecución.

La exposición es también una colaboración entre diseño e industria, ya que las piezas fueron producidas por NOUVEL STUDIO, parte de GRUPO PAVISA, empresas mexicanas que combinan tecnología de punta con el fino trabajo artesanal del vidrio soplado.  

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