a monthly round-up of the world's best interiors and design stories
These stools evoke those used by the African cultures, as well as in America during pre-Hispanic times.
They were symbols for status, tradition, religion and identity. They are developed from select, certified, solid walnut, tzalam, and beech wood, produced through a complex process of cutting, assembling and lathing by craftsmen, finished with natural oils.
The transversal cut lends it sculpture-like character, allowing the possibility of mixing groups of stools, in different sizes and wood types, creating differents configurations and expressions.
Design: Hector Esrawe Photography: Jaime Navarro
Material: Tzalam, walnut and beech wood, finished with natural oils.
Hector Esrawe (Mexico DF 1968) Industrial Designer by the Universidad Iberoamericana (1992), began his career as an independent designer under the Esrawe Studio firm. Founder and member of Nel Collective, he was also an Industrial Design professor at the Universidad Iberoamericana (1998 to 2002), founder and former Director of the Industrial Design Bachelor Program at Centro de Diseno, Cine y Television (Design, Film and Television Center) from 2003 to 2005, and current member of the editorial board at Arquine Magazine. Among his designs are arts and crafts products and interiorism projects. Hector Esrawe has been a guest speaker and has led workshops in Mexico City, New York, Prague (Brno), Helsinki and London. Won the Good Design Award 2012 for the Field Table. The Tori Tori restaurant, done in collaboration with Rojkind Arquitectos, has been awarded People's Choice 2012 AZ Award in the Architecture and Commercial Under 1000 sq.m. category, ArchDaily's Building of the Year 2011 award in the Hotels and Restaurants category and winner of the Best of Year Awards 2011. Winner of the Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseno (2010) in the Interior design spaces category and special mention at the Interior Design Magazine's Best of the Year Awards for