I’m not gonna lie to you: the shopping here is insane and each year it gets better and better. We could (and prolly should) have an entire travel agency that’s all about shopping in Mexico, but for now these are three pretty cool design stores you should visit next time you’re in La Capital.
Textiles are one of the things we do best here in Mexico. To celebrate the legacy of female weavers, Marisol Centeno showroom has created the Bi Yuu brand, dedicated exclusively to designing rugs and other textile decoration designs, via the most delicate hands of indigenous communities. Her extraordinary work is certified by GoodWeave, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating social programs in Afghanistan, India and Nepal.
Its founder, Marisol Centeno has presented collections at Dubai Design Week, Rufino Tamayo Museum, Franz Mayer Museum, Museum of the Americas in Denver, National Center for the Arts, Mexico Space in Montreal, Design Week Mexico, among many others. She has collaborated with both national and international brands and architecture firms. In 2013 she was recognized as The Best Handmade Designer by CasaViva magazine and received the Possible Winner Award, an organization that recognizes entrepreneurs who solve social problems through a business model. Visits to the showroom are RSVP only.
Nouvel Studio is an artistic workshop dedicated to experimentation and development of glass. After several years of perfecting techniques, its artisans have become an elite network that is able to respond to any need and project, taking them to unimaginable dimensions!
The artist's catalog includes the names of Emiliano Godoy, member of the Advisory Board of Unesco; Ezequiel Farca, Quorum Award to the best designer in Mexico (2003) and creator of more than 50 interior design projects alongside renowned Mexican architects Enrique Norten and Teodoro González de León; and, Ricardo Legorreta, the famous architect who designed the Papalote Museo del Niño (Mexico City’s award-winning children’s museum) and Grupo Habita’s La Purificadora boutique hotel & Polanco’s Camino Real. He is the only Mexican who has received the prestigious Praemium Imperiale awarded by the Art Association of Japan (2011).
This artisan design studio has been creating textiles and home accessories for over 15 years. Onora’s collections reinterpret traditional designs giving them an aesthetic and contemporary use that reflect a refined, casual and cosmopolitan lifestyle.
They have the backing of architects and interior design specialists to develop customized concepts, which give a most unique personality to the simplest of spaces. Its service ranges from the production of exclusive pieces by request to curating an environment that integrates the essence of the brand: collaboration, tradition and relaxed luxury.