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. The collection honors modernist aesthetics and Mexican wabi-sabi style: slowly crafted and perfectly imperfect, favoring timeless, locally derived materials and simple, sculptural forms. Our Los Angeles-based studio curates in a way that is true to California, where a rich Mexican visual culture blends seamlessly with pared back Eastern ideals for living.
Ephemeral in nature, our items are made by hand in communities that now struggle to exist, produced according to processes at risk of being lost. MATERIA translates as "area of study," speaking to the history, skill and stories behind each piece.
MATERIA supports ethical supply chains and, whenever possible, the re-purpose and reuse of resources and goods. In addition to branded items, we also provide a curated selection of vintage and market finds.
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