ignacio cadena and hector esrawe design xinú perfume bottle and showroom

ignacio cadena and hector esrawe design xinú perfume bottle and showroom


mexican designers ignacio cadena and hector esrawe, have collaborated to create an organic shaped bottle for perfume brand xinú. the dome-shaped object draws upon natural geometric patterns found within nature, in the form of an elegant blown glass container and contrasting wooden top.

ignacio cadena hector esrawe xinú perfume



cadena+asociados and esrawe studio worked with nouvel studio to develop and produce the minimal object. in addition, both designers also worked on the xinú showroom, by creating a naturalist’s table decorated with glass objects, stones, wood, resins and brass instruments.


housed within a small structure between two gardens, the exhibit showcases the individual perfume bottles amongst a visual feast of complex mechanisms. the display unfolds an intimate universe that reveals the botanic spirit of xinú, while achieving a harmonious balance between tradition and contemporary influence.

ignacio cadena hector esrawe xinú perfume
image © jaime navarro soto

ignacio cadena hector esrawe xinú perfume
image © jaime navarro soto

ignacio cadena hector esrawe xinú perfume
image © jaime navarro soto

image © jaime navarro soto

image © jaime navarro soto

image © jaime navarro soto

image © jaime navarro soto

image © jaime navarro soto

xinú perfume bottle development




project info:


concept: ignacio cadena + héctor esrawe
concept & creative direction: ignacio cadena + héctor esrawe
architectural project: cadena concept design ® esrawe studio ®
project direction: alejandro peña
team esrawe + cadena: verónica peña, berenice hernández, luis medellín, ricardo bideau, alberto yapor, hugo ozuna, solana lorenzo, manuel bañó, david flores
team xinú: rocío astudillo, daniela siller
illustrator: rené tapia
construction area: 158 m2
design date: 2016
status: construido
location: ciudad de méxico
collaborators: construtech, fábrica astilla, pablo reyes, antonio sandi, nouvel studio, quadratto, los originales contratistas, emilio cadena, juany acosta, rocío pindter, duco laboratorio de diseño, joaquin cevallos, paisaje + flores

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