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Design Miami/Basel 2018

Nouvel Limited presents 15 pieces in the Curio section of Design Miami/Basel 2018. This is the first time that the company participates in this famous art and design fair. The exhibited pieces include the Precarius collection, conceived by Héctor Esrawe, Emiliano Godoy and Brian Thoreen, together with Magma, a wall lamp produced in collaboration with Ewe Studio. 


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".



During the art and design fair Zona Maco, high-end glass Mexican manufacturer Nouvel Limited showcases a collaboration with designers Héctor Esrawe, Emiliano Godoy y 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 Limited to generate risky, large-scale pieces which take glass design to new heights.


Four different families were designed. The one with the largest presence at Zona Maco is comprised of glass pieces formed around steel or brass plates. These two materials are holding each other in a delicate balance, and the contrast is quite severe as the glass is transparent while the plates are rougher and less refined.


Another family is made of pieces of glass which were also formed around metal plates, but are shown alone, with the imprints of the plates giving them shape and character.


Another material that was brought into the mix is stone. A set of rational, rectilinear volumes are formed by glass and stone. The connection of the two materials is slanted and it holds in place because the glass copied the texture on the stone. The glass, always on top of the stone, has an open ending and may be used as vases or containers.


A rough, chiseled stone pyramid and a glass cylinder are held in place due to the texture on the rock being copied by the glass. Two pieces are identical, just one placed upside down. This way, one works as a side table while the other one is a container or vase.



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.



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.


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."

 Esrawe Studio


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.


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.



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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