Based in Mexico City, EWE Studio intends to preserve Mexico’s rich artisan and crafts tradition, while embracing new techniques and languages to create limited-edition sculptural pieces! Today, I Lobo You is going to tell you everything about the Altar collection, sculpture marble tables that pay a tribute to pre-hispanic rituals and sacrifices, enjoy!
The tables are sculpted from marble and onyx, and their flat surfaces take inspiration from the stones utilized in pre-hispanic rituals and ceremonies, particularly in sacrifices or offerings to the gods. Mexican history is the studio’s motivation for shaping new ideas that have substance and meaning!
The first step in order to create this marble table collection was to choose the stones, looking for the aesthetic and textural appeal, making sure they had the right character, size, and quality. They respect the stones’ characteristics, which define the shape and size of each piece, resulting in a series of unique objects.
Turned upside down, the marble tables are carefully drilled, to make sure the final piece can stand stably on its own. To create contrast with the flat surface on top, EWE Studio decided to leave the marks and trajectory of the drill, alluding to pre-hispanic altars.
The marble table collection works with different-sized drills and diversity of stones to form eclectic characters. From a pure white side table to a large Venetian gray marble coffee table, this collection honors craftsmanship and embraces a raw, unfinished quality that makes it unclear where the human intervention begins and ends.
EWE Studio was founded by Manu Bañó, Age Salajõe and Héctor Esrawe in 2017. Since then the studio has exhibited at Zona Maco Art Fair 2018 & 2019, Design Miami/ Basel, Switzerland 2018, and at Abierto Mexicano de Diseño in Mexico City the same year. The studio has received international recognition with its unique pieces, including the marble table collection that will be on view at MASA art gallery in Mexico city!