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Design Miami: Mexican Design

When I interviewed Design Miami co-founder Ambra Medda before the show, she told me that she was most excited about a display of Mexican design pieces, ranging from mid-century to the present, collected at the gallery Sebastian + Barquet of New York. 

Nicolas Kilner of the gallery Sebastian + Barquet called this pyramid of designs by Pedro Friedenberg "the Shrine." It certainly has a numinous quality, albeit one cut with a proper dose of Monty Python-brand humor. It is, however, one of the better groups of work by a single designer apparent at Design Miami.

I too was intrigued and made a point of stopping in. I had a chat with Nicholas Kilner of the firm and he walked me through the work of several Mexican designers, some of whom I knew well--Luis Barragan--and others--Emiliano Godoy--whom I'd never heard of at all. Quite a solid show, all told, and one that certainly furthered my design education. Have a look at the slideshow for a wonderful little primer of the best of Mexican design. is your online home in the modern world. Join us as we follow our team around the globe on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Want more? Never miss another word of Dwell with our free iTunes app.


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