MATERIA: MEXICAN WABI-SABI
MATERIA highlights objects that interpret tradition in new ways, from designers and artisans throughout Mexico who are re-imagining handmade techniques for today.
We call it Mexican wabi-sabi style: slowly crafted and perfectly imperfect, favoring simple, sculptural forms and timeless, locally derived materials. The aesthetic speaks to California and our Los Angeles-based studio, where a rich Mexican visual culture blends seamlessly with pared back Eastern ideals for living.
Our name translates as "area of study," speaking to the history, skill and stories behind each piece. MATERIA items are often made by hand in communities that struggle to exist, produced according to processes at risk of being lost. We believe in supporting indigenous craft, ethical supply chains and, whenever possible, the re-purpose and reuse of resources and goods. We do this through a carefully curated collection of market, designer and vintage finds.
More than a shop, our studio offers sourcing and bespoke product design, as well as editorial and content creation. For collaborations and inquiries, please drop us a line.