EWE's Sincretismo collection includes stone seat based on Mexican birthing chair - architecture and design

EWE's Sincretismo collection includes stone seat based on Mexican birthing chair



Chiselled, sawed and blackened wood, and hand-carved green marble and volcanic stone feature in Mexico City design studio EWE's latest furniture and homeware collection.
The Sincretismo series is the latest from the studio established by Mexico designer Hector Esrawe, Spanish industrial designer Manuel Bañó Granell, and Estonian creative director and curator Age Salajõe.

EWE, which the trio set up to revive traditional Mexican techniques and materials, teamed with local craftsman to hand-make tables, a chair, a stool and a lamp using wood, marble and stone indigenous to Mexico.
The process follows that of EWE's previous work ? which includes handmade marble, stone and bronze homeware and furniture pieces.

"Sincretismo subtly draws upon ancient wisdom, rituals, forms and materials of pre-hispanic cultures, which infuse EWE's works with a richness," said EWE in a project description. "The objects within the collection are simultaneously functional and sculptural," the team added. "Their unique shapes and forms are created by the hands of artisans and their careful carving of the natural materials."

Featured in Sincretismo is the Partera chair, which comprises a long bent seat, set on pair of legs, and a tall backrest based on the shape of a birthing chair commonly used in Mexico.
Each element is carved with a chisel and a chainsaw from Parota wood to leave rough indents across its surface. The studio then burnt the wood black. "The result...
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