CALA is a new initiative by Mónica Calderón Studio founded by Mónica Calderón and Úrsula Verea which explores the design of objects and furniture through functional and sculptural limited editions created in collaboration with internationally known artists, architects and designers. CALA seeks to develop experimental products made of resin, wood, bronze and other materials in which the proposals of avant-garde creators are combined with the manual processes of the master craftsmen of their workshop.
MATERIA AT LABOR GALLERY
CALA presents the exhibition MATERIA in Mexico City,launching its first edition, with the collaborations of world renown artist and architects Jorge Pardo, Mauricio Rocha, David Wiseman, Ezequiel Farca + Cristina Grappin and Moises Hernandez. The name MATERIA refers the alchemy: the transformation of everyday raw materials into precious furniture and objects; the word transformation being key, since the exhibition focuses on the creative processes of its makers and the workshop.
The name MATERIA refers the alchemy: the transformation of everyday raw materials into precious furniture and objects; the word transformation being key, since the exhibition focuses on the creative processes of its makers and the workshop.The pieces that make up this first exhibition offer an alternative vision of the current consumer society and the role that design plays in it. These handmade and therefore unique products, are statements on material and function, opting for materials and traditional or preindustrial techniques and repurposing them with new possibilities.
ZONA MACO ART FAIR
Cala presents at ZONA MACO ART FAIR with the collaborations of Ezequiel Farca + Cristina Grappin and Moises Hernandez. The idea behind this proposal is a chromatic experimentation with hues of resin, a material that for its translucency can create beautiful effects of light and color. Each piece is built by equal radial sections that assemble with each other and are obtained from a single mold. These segments were designed with an included overlapping joint to obtain the most uniform structure and are joined using transparent resin.