EWE studio based in mexico city released its first collection of limited edition sculptures an functional objects. the studio aspires to preserve and advance mexico’s rich artisan heritage and embrace new mediums and languages for the execution of each piece. desiring to reflect tradition as part of the natural flow of design, the creators praise diverse techniques, blend primitive roughness with pristine surfaces and use natural empathic materials that appeal to the senses. together with the unique skills of each artisan, the designers collaborate to transform glass, wood, metal, textile and stone, among other raw materials, into magnificent and original contemporary pieces of collectible design.

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‘simbolo’ cross
all images © EWE

 

 

‘sacred ritual objects’ collection was born of fascination with the constant evolution of the skills of artisans and the perfect execution of exquisite objects, designed to enliven a connection with the divine. the collection captures how religious and cultural syncretism has shaped the expression of the mexican artisan heritage. the ideas are explored among different religious beliefs in mexico and the rituals around its traditions.

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‘rito’ vessels #3 and #4

 

 

the collection consists of four series — ‘rito’, ‘simbolo’, ‘altar’ and ‘memoria’. all pieces of the collection are inspired by the mexican traditional rituals, they explore the expressions and characteristics of iconic religious objects, which are based on sacred ceremonial devotional utensils. each item was handcrafted using techniques that have been practiced for hundreds of years and most noble materials which reflect mexican heritage.

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‘memoria’ stools

 

‘memoria’ stool #2

 

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‘memoria’ stool #3

 

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‘rito’ vessels

 

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‘rito’ vessels #1 and #2

 

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‘rito’ vessel #5

 

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‘altar’ side table #1

 

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‘altar’ side table #1

 

 

 

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‘altar’ side table #1

 

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‘altar’ side table #2

 


‘simbolo’ bookend

 

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‘simbolo’ bookend

 

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‘simbolo’ cross

 

video © EWE

 

 

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