jorge diego etienne
Jorge Diego Etienne is a highly young motivated Industrial Designer from Mexico with a global perspective on design. He has experienced design at many levels and through alternative perspectives with studies at renown design schools like Central Saint Martins in London, Domus Academy in Milan, and Parsons the New School for Design in New York.
His studio in Monterrey, Mexico specializes in product design, furniture design and strategic consultancy for companies in Mexico and abroad. His products bring design into daily routines, combining cultural factors and technology, creating memorable experiences for every user.
We are happy to present two of his latest design: “The Second Object” and “the Service Trolley”.
“The Second Object”, designed in collaboration with Savvy Studio for Casa Bosques, is a mug that continues to work with the ideals of the brand by amplifying the rituals suggested by nature.”The Second Object” is a personal item that’s kept close to its user during this process of contemplation. The design is inspired by traditional Japanese lacquered cups, although in this case, a ceramic container holds hot liquids and is held by a wooden cup that helps disperse heat.
The wood will gracefully age contrasting with ceramic that keeps a pristine appearance through the years. Both components of the Second Object are produced at local workshops with an outstanding family tradition in Monterrey, Mexico.
“The Service Trolley” rescues an old furniture archetype through an updated simple yet elegant design. Ediciones Jalapa invited Jorge Diego to create this object for their service furniture collection produced in collaboration with La Carpintería MX workshop. Ediciones Jalapa is a space dedicated to research, promote and develop design through limited edition contemporary objects. Parting from the typical form of a service cart constructed from two trays placed vertically, Jorge Diego shifts these basic elements, reworks the structure into a cantilever design and adds oversized front wheels to create a refreshed and dynamic language. Production was made at La Carpinteria MX, a traditional wood workshop focused on producing high quality handmade furniture with a revitalized sensitivity.
Jorge Diego ‘s sensible work is made to be used in our every day life, his products give us a deeper relation with nature and hand made productions.