Based in Mexico City, EWE Studio is dedicated to the preservation of Mexico’s rich heritage. A mission full of meaning, which brings this culture into the present through new languages, but also media, through pure art pieces, but also more functional realizations in limited edition. Launched in 2017, by gallery owner and curator Age Salajõe, and designers Manuel Bañó and Héctor Esrawe, EWE expresses itself through different techniques, while playing with the opposition of primitive roughness and pristine materials. Among his most spectacular achievements is the Altar collection. It is available as a bench, side table, and coffee table, in stunning shades of marble, from green to white to black. The intention behind this project? “To honor the process and raw materials, while taking inspiration from the flat-surfaced pieces used in pre-Hispanic rituals and ceremonies, especially in sacrifices or offerings to the gods.”
A religious dimension that can be found in the splendid onyx series Símbolo, suggesting the symbolism that surrounds the beliefs of many religions in Mexico. In terms of light, the EWE studio also offers the Magma range, an aesthetic evocation of the volcano. Molded in volcanic rock carved by stonecutters, they display golden notes, thanks to a layer of acid deposited on the surface of amber glass, but also to the hammered brass of the luminaire.