Each batch of mezcal differs from the other: the region, the kind of agave, the particular method, and the skills of the mezcal masters, all define the final taste of each product. Mezcal – a traditional Mexican alcohol. The studio designed the three pieces using varying combinations of engraved black wood and brass or metal in homage to the tradition of making mezcal – liquor distilled from the agave plant. To make the alcoholic liquid, artisans remove and roast the core of the agave. The heat leaves the plant with a scorched skin, which informed the use of the patterned black wood. Brass stands supporting two of the cabinets resemble the light amber colour of mezcal. At the back, both have two shelves for storing bottles of the liquor. The designers also created a set of vessels for the cabinets, to incorporate the culture of drinking mezcal into the project.
Esrawe Studio is a multidisciplinary design studio located in Mexico City. Their aim is to develop furniture, interior design and architectural solutions for hospitality, cultural and residential projects. Their team consists of highly experienced industrial designers, architects, production technicians and graphic designers who make sure that each one of the studio’s projects is optimally crafted from conceptualization to the finishing details. The studio’s creative essence is present throughout the entire process; a process perfected every day to offer new innovative concepts. At Esrawe, design is a living process of dialogue, linking the users with their surroundings. It is all about feeling the evolution of design, which stems from an understanding of basic physical and emotional needs of a given moment, and in each context. The studio breaths of dedication, passion and persistence, focusing on fine details and quality, always pushing boundaries and taking on new challenges.
Product: Agave Cabinet
Designer: Esrawe Studio