Lagos del Mundo is a design studio based out of Mexico City. The designers say that their basic household objects are “inspired by primitive artifacts and tools, where we combine both functional and decorative aspects.” Emphasis for the designs is on basic shapes and the character of the materials themselves. Needless to say, they have some ceramic works that are elegant in their simplicity.
According to Remodelista, the studio is a collaboration between friends Leonel López Castillo and Rigel Durán, who met at the University Centro and brought the architecture firm La Metropolitana into the fold.
Their current collection contains a little more than one dozen products that draw their appearance from traditional Mexican household objects. They’re available for purchase here and through Merchant No. 4. We’re profiling selections from the collection below.
Their ceramic pitcher contains a lid that doubles as a cup. The studio states: “…inspired by the traditional pitchers that were used to store and refresh water, the basic geometric shapes are intended to let the material do the rest of the job.”
This stoneware bowl in matte black was created by hand-carving a plaster block, which they designers state is “an immemorial and intuitive process to create artifacts.”
The designers state of their stoneware plant pot: “The origins of (the) plant pot can be traced to the Romans; they used them to transport plants from exteriors to interior(s) when the weather was too cold.”
The studio’s cutting board is made of Tzalam, a tropical wood used by the Mayans in rituals and in tool-making.
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