Héctor Esrawe

Héctor Esrawe was born in 1968 in Mexico City. He graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA) with the title of Industrial Designer in 1992. He started his career as an independent designer under the firm Esrawe Studio in 2003. He was a design professor at the Universidad Iberoamericana for four years and created the Industrial Design Degree in the CENTRO study house, where he was Design Director for three years.

Esrawe’s designs include a great variety of typologies, from furniture and objects to interiors, commercial spaces, installations and cultural exhibitions. His work is characterized by the great passion and respect he feels for the objects and furniture created by hand, in combination with the use of technologies and contemporary industrial processes. This has earned him recognition and international awards such as AZ Award winner 2018, Jury Prize and People’s Choice in FRAME Awards 2018, Wallpaper Design Award winner 2018, Interior Prectice of the year in World Interior News 2018 and Best of the Year Award 2017 among others.

His work is present in the permanent collection of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, with the Centípede bench and the Vestigios jewelry collection. He has participated in different conferences and workshops around the world; his work has been published in numerous print and digital media.

Studio

Esrawe Studio is a cross-disciplinary design atelier located in Mexico City. Its aim is to develop furniture, interior design and architectural solutions for museums, hotels, restaurants, bars, offices, residential developments and private houses.

The team at Esrawe Studio consists of about one hundred people, and includes from highly experienced designers, architects, specialized production technicians, and graphic designers, to craftsmen and women, administrators, and, of course,  a team of manufacturing experts that makes sure that each one of the studio’s products is optimally crafted –from conceptualization to the finishing details. The presence of the studio’s creative essence is evident throughout the entire process; a process perfected every day to offer new innovative concepts and custom-made furniture pieces.

At Esrawe Studio, design is a living process of dialogue, linking the users with their surroundings. It is all about feeling the evolution of design, which stems from an understanding of basic physical and emotional needs of a given moment, and in each context. The studio breaths of dedication and persistence, passion and devotion, focusing on fine details and quality, always pushing boundaries and taking on new challenges.

The creations of Esrawe Studio are based in the constant exploration of new processes, and the expression of materials such as glass, wood, stone and metal.

 

Awards and recognitions

2018. Winner at AZ Awards in the Interiors – Commercial and Institutional for El Califa.
2018. Winner at Frame Awards with Annual Arca in the Trade-fair stand of the year category in collaboration with Manuel Cervantes, Mauricio Rocha, Javier Sánchez, Javier Claverie, Rafael Rivera, Jorge Arvizu, Ignacio del Río, Emmanuel Ramírez, Diego Ricalde.
2018. Winner at Wallpaper* Design Awards in the Best Sensory Overload category for Xinú.
2017. Winner at WIN Awards in the Interior Practice of the year category for Esrawe Studio.
2017. Winner at WIN Awards in the Retail interiors under 200m2 category with Xinú in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2017. Finalist at WIN Awards in the Furniture category for the Agave Collection.
2017. Winner at Best of Year Awards in the Counter Service category with Gelatoscopio in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2017. Winner at Best of Year Awards in the Branding and Graphics category with Xinú in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2017. Winner at Best Interiors of Latin America and the Caribbean Awards with Tierra Garat in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2017. Winner at Dieline Awards with Xinú Bottle in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2016. Honoree at Best of Year Awards 2016 with Tierra Garat in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2016. Selected at Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño with the project Los Trompos (Spinning Tops) in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2016. Noldi Schreck 2016 Award Winner with the project Tierra Garat in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2016. Finalist at the AZ Awards 2016 with the project Los Trompos (Spinning Tops) in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2015. Honoree at the Best of Year Awards 2015 with the project Los Trompos (Spinning Tops) in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2015. Honoree at the Best of Year Awards 2015 with the Centipede Bench.
2015. Honoree at the Best of Year Awards 2015 with the Vari Lamp.
2015. Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2015 for OCD Table in the category Home and Decoration.
2014. Winner of the Green Good Design Awards for Pick Coat Stand.
2014. Award of Merit Design in the AZ Awards for Stack Buffet.
2014. Esrawe Studio and Cadena + Asociados received the Red Dot Award 2014 in the category “Best of the Best, for highest design quality and groundbreaking design”, for the project Casa del Agua.
2013. Winner of the World Interiors News Awards 2013, in the Retail Interiors category, for Casa del Agua, in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2013. Honored with Selection label in the Interior Innovation Awards 2014 for Stack Buffet.
2013. Iconic Awards 2013 winner in the Shop Design category for Casa del Agua made in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2013. Winner of the MxDesign award by Casa Viva magazine in the ‘Shop Design’ category for Casa del Agua, in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2012. Winner of the Good Design Awards for the BAN Stools.
2012. Winner of the Best Of Year Award in the Institutional category for the El Plaza Condesa.
2012. Winner of the Quorum award, in the Industrial Design – Furniture category, for the Field Table.
2012. Winner of the Green Good Design Awards 2012 for the Field Table.
2012. Winner of the People’s Choice Award, in the Architecture – Commercial Under 1000 sq. m category, of the AZ Awards 2012 for Tori Tori Restaurant, in collaboration with Rojkind Arquitectos.
2011. Winner of the Building Of The Year Award by ArchDaily, in the Hotels and Restaurants category, for Tori Tori restaurant, in collaboration with Rojkind Arquitectos.
2011. Winner of the Best Of The Year Award by Interior Design magazine, in the Hospitality – Fine Dining category, for Tori Tori restaurant, in collaboration with Rojkind Arquitectos.
2010. Named Best of the Year by Interior Design ny magazine for the Cielito Querido Café project.
2010. Mentioned during the Bienal Iberoamericana de Interiorismo for the Cielito Querido Café project.
2010. Award of excellence by a! Diseño magazine.
2010. Comex Series First Edition.
2009. Silver medal in the Bienal de Interiorismo de Guadalajara for the Corporativo lar building.
2007. Quorum award in the ‘Consumer Products’ category. Bronze mention.
2007. Quorum award in the ‘Furniture and Spaces Design’ category. Bronze mention.
2006. Recognition for 15 years of excellence by iida Mexico.
2005. Included in The History Of The Rocking Chair poster by Designboom magazine, in collaboration with nel Collective.
2005. Quorum award in the ‘Commercial spaces’ category. Bronze mention. Project: Julio de la Cruz jewelry.
2004. Quorum award in the ‘Commercial Spaces’ category. Silver mention.
1999. Quorum award in the ‘Furniture’ category. First place.

 

Exhibitions

2018. Art basel, Switzerland. Precarius Magma.
2018. 1stdibs, Milano, Italy. OCD.
2018. Zona Maco Art Fair 2017, Mexico City, Mexico. Agave Collection.
2017. Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA. La Musidora, in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2017. Abierto Mexicano de Diseño, Mexico City, Mexico. Ethereal, in collaboration with Nouvel Studio.
2016. Summer Streets Festival, New York, USA. Los Trompos, in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2016. La Silla Mexicana: Diseño e Identidad, Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City, Mexico. Hacienda Chaise.
2016. San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Mi Casa, Your Casa, in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2016. Discovery Green Houston, Houston, USA. Los Trompos, in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2016. Abierto Mexicano de Diseño, Mexico City, Mexico. Fold – Héctor Esrawe for Merkki.
2016. Zona Maco Art Fair 2016, Mexico City, Mexico. Vari Series – Orma Collection.
2016. Design Week Inédito, Mexico City, Mexico. Orma Bookshelf.
2015. Abierto Mexicano de Diseño, Mexico City, Mexico. Mi Casa, Your Casa, in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2015. Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City, Mexico. Materia Prima – Héctor Esrawe individual exhibition.
2015. Atlanta High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA. Los Trompos, in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2014. Atlanta High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA. Mi Casa, Your Casa, in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2014. French Design Connection in the Chambers hotel, New York, USA. OCD Table.
2014. Zona Maco Art Fair 2014, Mexico City, Mexico. OCD Table, Dermal and Balanza.
2013. “Architecture in Mexico 1900 – 2010” Iturbide Palace, Fomento Cultural Banamex, Mexico City, Mexico. Centipede Bench.
2013. Art Basel, Miami Beach, USA. INVENTORY Series 04: TIME. Stack Buffet and Ban Stools.
2013. Atlanta High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA. Bangles to Benches: Contemporary Jewelry and Design. Centipede Bench and Vestigios jewelry collection.
2013. Atlanta High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA. Centipede Bench, part of the permanent collection of Arts and Decorative Design.
2013. Contemporary Art Fair San Diego, USA. Exposition CORE [CO(NDITIONS) RE(CYCLED)]. Stack Buffet, Hacienda Chair, BAN Stool, Giro Bowls.
2013. Abierto Mexicano de Diseño, Mexico City, Mexico. Hacienda Chaise, Giro Bowls, Comal Side Tables.
2013. Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy. Woollen Bench at ‘Handmade’, Wallpaper* Magazine.
2013. Atlanta High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA. Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting, space curation and product build, in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2011. Bensimon Gallery, Paris, France. Field Table.
2011. Mint Gallery, London, UK. Field Table.
2011. Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy. Product collection for Pirwi.
2010. Design Week México, Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City, Mexico. Centipede Collection.
2010. Rethinking Tradition: Contemporary Design in Mexico. Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, DC, USA.
2009. Life and Design,125 years of design in Mexico. Iturbide Palace, Fomento Cultural Banamex. Mexico City, Mexico.
2009. Galería Mexicana de Diseño, Mexico City, Mexico. Explorations.
2008. Biennale of Design, Shanghai, China. Falcon Bench.
2008. Mayo/Tlatelolco, Mexico City, Mexico. Transit boxes: chairs from México.
2008. Salone Satellite, Milan, Italy. Satellite City Collection.
2007. Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City, Mexico. A+D 13 glasses Collection, Esrawe with Nouvel Studio.
2007. Salone Satellite, Milan Furniture Fair, Milan, Italy. Pack of Things Collection.
2007. Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City, Mexico. Urbana Bench Collective Exhibition.
2006. Exposition – Auction Lacoste 12.12 at CAD Mexico City, Mexico.
2006. Salone Satellite, Milan, Italy. Fill in the Cat Collection
2005. Salone Satellite, Milan, Italy. Stitch Kit Collection.
2003. 2nd Interiors International Congress 2003/IIDA (jury).
2001. First international showcase of contemporary interiors, Mexico City, Mexico.
1999. ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair), New York, USA. DIMO Collection.
1995. Cultural exposition (painting, sculpture and furniture) at World Trade Center, UNICEF.
1995. “Made in Mexico”, Furniture collective exposition, Galería Mexicana de Diseño.
1995. “Sí se puede”, Furniture collective exposition, Universidad Iberoamericana.
1995. “Desarrollo del mercado de exportación”, Collective exposition at Palacio de Bellas Artes.
1994. “Design in movement”, Furniture cultural exposition by México en el Diseño magazine.
1994. Homofaber catalogue/exposition (catalogue to promote Mexican designers).
1993. “Entre la industria y el arte”, Contemporary furniture exposition at Europalia 93, Brussels, Belgium.
1993. Contemporary painting and furniture collective exposition, Galileo 100 Gallery.
1993-1994. “Arte Activo”, Collective exposition. Galería Mexicana de Diseño.

 

Our Team

Héctor Esrawe / Director
Javier García Rivera / Creative Director
Alberto López / Retail Director
Manuel Bañó Granell / Furniture Creative Coordinator
Eduardo Álvarez / Furniture Technical Coordinator
Israel Vazquez / Technical Project Coordinator

 

Architecture

Antonio Chávez
Daniela Pulido
Fernando Carnalla
Heisei Carmona
Nahim Magos
Laura Vela
Lilian Betancourt
Miguel Angel Baltazar
Ángel Campos
Daniela Mendoza
Fabián Dávila
Mariana Flores
Vanessa Ortega
Andrés Sáenz
Daniel Torres
Enrique Escobar
Enrique Tovar
Juan Pablo Uribe
Tatiana Godoy
Viviana Contreras
Federico González
Brenda Vázquez
Alejandra Moreno
Abraham Carrillo

 

Industrial Design

Alejandro Ramirez
Daniel Brito
Federico Stefanovich
Merary García
Natán Ayala
Roberto González
Pilar de Ariño
Manuel Díaz

 

Renders

Arturo Aquino
Moisés González
Lupita Godínez
Yair Ugarte
Luis Frausto

 

Model Specialists

Daniel Serna
Alejandro Uribe

 

Graphic Design and Press

Aslym Orduño
Quetzalli Bernal

 

Showroom

Alberto López / Retail director
Paulina Gasca / Retail manager
Cristina Luna / Showroom Retail

 

Administration

Miguel Solano / Administration and finance manager
Susana Loyo / Treasury coordinator
Sofía Centeno / Office manager
Sergio Zavala / Assistant administrator
Luis Morales / Assistant administrator
Monica Vega / Reception
Eduardo Franco / Courier
Eloisa Hernández / Maintenance