Mexico has a lot of tradition in making fabrics and that is why I decide to travel to the city of Oaxaca in Mexico, there I met Felipe and José, they are two of four brothers that has the business of making fabrics since they were kids, I met them in their workshop in a lonely neighborhood.
“Felipe showed me how the machine works, the limitations of them, the colors they have, the type of object they make, I think there is a good chance for rethinking and to produce a lot of beautiful fabrics with them. The excess of colors and combinations of them is notorious in their actual products.””Is amazing how people paint their houses in Oaxaca, people is not afraid of color.” – extract from my travel diary-
The collaboration with the two craftsmen end with the creation of a small collection of tableclothing and napkins.
This fabric collection was inspired by Oaxaca’s context, the sky and the landscape of the place, typical costumes and how the houses are painted with two beautiful colors in their facades, this collection reuse traditional craft techniques but in a more simple version than the products that the craftsmen produce, approaching the object to a more contemporary environment.
The objects were designed for Diario, Spanish word for diary and everyday, it is a brand that searches, recollects and redesigns unique and everyday objects from Mexico.
The collection started as part of my master diploma at Ecal in Switzerland which obtained special mention last summer.
You can buy the fabrics online in the next link: www.shopdiario.com