caravana americana brings latin america’s best contemporary design to mexico city

caravana americana brings latin america’s best contemporary design to mexico city

from october 4 – 6, 2019, fashion and furniture trade fair caravana americana will take over mexico city’s historic fronton méxico venue to showcase its 8th edition. featuring a mix of established and emerging brands, the free-to-enter fair will bring together more than 100 of latin america’s best contemporary designers to present their new works to wholesale buyers, international media, and the general public.

caravana americana brings latin america’s best contemporary design to mexico city
all images courtesy of caravana americana

the patrona cuero chair by enseres, a furniture and accessories brand whose products are made 100% handmade by mexican artisan masters



caravana americana, which takes place twice a year in mexico city, celebrates contemporary design and craftsmanship, offering a creative platform for the exchange of experiences and knowledge. this edition will bring together 110 participating brands from latin america, including 1/8 takamura, andrea landa, arudeko, bamboleira, fenomena, fervor, ishi, la chicharra cerámica, sophie simone design, the artisan craft company, and zii ropa, among others. additionally, on october 5, the fair will hold several workshops and talks with key figures from the design and fashion industries, including a talk led by designboom’s editor-in-chief, birgit lohmann.

caravana americana brings latin america’s best contemporary design to mexico city
carpet by arudeko, a company of rugs, cushions and handmade textiles founded in 2016 by sisters nailea and denisse arnaiz



founded in 2016 by lago – gina barrios and alessandro cerruti’s platform of shops, designer markets and tradeshows – caravana americana has since established itself as the reference for emerging fashion, object, jewelry and furniture brands in latin america. now in its 8th edition, the fair contributes to the growth of the design industry as a platform for local brands to exchange experiences and knowledge, as well as connect with the international market.

rosarito counter stool by guadalajara-based furniture company mexa design



‘our focus is on tight curation’, caravana americana organizers say. ‘our goal is to raise the profile of latin american design through a high quality, business-oriented event and providing designers with tools and knowledge to strengthen their brands.’

caravana americana brings latin america’s best contemporary design to mexico city
handmade ceramic bowls by the artisan craft company
xaquixe produces sustainable blown glass products in oaxaca, using recycled glass and alternative energy
1/8 takamura produces contemporary clothing based on artistic, aesthetic and functional criteriacreated by franco-mexican designer sophie simone cortina, the jewelry creations of sophie simone designs reflect her love for her native mexico

guadalajara-based estudio pomelo‘s copper vasescaravana americana brings latin america’s best contemporary design to mexico cityfounded in 2014 by verónica franco vélez, tigre de salón is a creative brand of handmade objectsvösh is a brand of jewelry and accessories handmade by women in cholula, pueblacolombian brand bamboleira handcrafts jewelry and fashion accessories together with indigenous and artisanal communities each of clothing studio zii ropa‘s pieces is hand tailored in small workshops in downtown mexico city


caravana americana is a mexican fair that promotes contemporary latin american design internationally while offering a platform for local brands to exchange experiences and knowledge. the fair takes place twice a year – once in march and once in october, as well as in june with a special resort edition – bringing together a curated selection of the best of latin america’s emerging fashion, object, jewelry and furniture brands.



fair info:


name: caravana americana

location: fronton méxico, méxico city

duration: october 4-6 2019

opening hours: 11 am-7 pm october 4 (open for buyers, press and general public), 11 am-8 pm october 5 (open for the general public), 11 am-7 pm october 6 (open for the general public)

entrance fee: free

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