is the reinterpretation of a tradition
THESIS PROJECT [ 2010 ]
Methodology and research.
Collaborative work with artisans from Michoacán.
First production series of artisanal results.
Formal Experimentation with CAD/CNC.
2nd award winner / Concurso Clara Porset 2012
Temporary Exhibition Museo Franz Mayer
"There is no
a tradition that nurtures it,
nor a tradition
that can survive without a creation
that renews it."
- Carlos Fuentes, Mexican author
This project proposes to make an intervention* between designers and artisans, based on the reinterpretation of P'urhépecha indigenous traditional pieces (West of Mexico).
The result of this joint venture is on one hand, the proposal of a new artisanal piece that integrates industrial design tools in its production process, without losing the traditional elements and techniques. On the other hand, the designer makes his own reinterpretation of the same piece, using the industry’s technology and resources.
The main objective is to structure the artisanal process with industrial design resources, and to nurture industrial design with artcrafts’ cultural contributions.
The final result is the same vase, in its artisanal and its industrial version.
* The action of transforming or creating products, processes or situations.
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"Intervención: Diseño y Artesanía"