LIANAS at Abierto Mexicano de Diseño in Mexico City

LIANAS by ECAL/Martin Stricker
This series of supports and posts will give a speck of personality to any garden.

On the occasion of the Abierto Mexicano de Diseño in Mexico City (9 to 13 October 2019), ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne presents a collection of garden furniture and accessories in enamelled steel — popularly known in Mexico as Peltre — conceived by second-year Bachelor Industrial Design students, under the guidance of Swiss designer Francisco Torres. Popularly known in Mexico as Peltre, enamelled steel tableware can be seen on every tables, from the local street corner canteen, to the latest fashionable restaurant, Grandma’s dishes or the family picnic set. Peltre’s lightweight, smooth, durable and heat resistance surface as for many decades made it perfect for kitchenware, but other products applications are less common nowadays.
Seeing an opportunity to challenge this industry and seek new fields of applications, second-year Bachelor Industrial Design students of ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne are proposing a fresh take on garden furniture and accessories that takes full benefits of enamelled steel qualities. Being scratch resistant, weatherproof and easy to clean, the enamelled products are keeping it up against the elements. Under the guidance of Swiss designer Francisco Torres, students conceived a range of objects from a simple watering cans, sturdy solar lanterns, playful rocking toy cows, divers plant supports, basic and compact garden tools, multipurpose low tables and resounding cowbells for the backyard menagerie.
The exhibited objects where enamelled in Mexico by the skillful craftsmen of Delta Porceltech, in Polotitlán City,
Palacio de la Autonomía
Lic Primo Verdad 2
Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro,
06060 Ciudad de México
CDMX, Mexique

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