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

2019. Winner at Frame Awards People’s Vote, in the Restaurant of the Year category, for El Califa.
2018. Winner at AZ Awards, in the Interiors–Commercial and Institutional category, for El Califa.
2018. Winner at Frame Awards, in the Trade–Fair Stand of the Year category, for Anual Arca in collaboration with Manuel Cervantes, Mauricio Rocha, Javier Sánchez, Javier Claverie, Rafael Rivera, Jorge Arvizu, Ignacio del Río, Emmanuel Ramírez and Diego Ricalde.
2018. Winner at Wallpaper* Design Awards, in the Best Sensory Overload category, for Xinú.
2017. Winner at WIN Awards for Interior Practice of the Year.
2017. Winner at WIN Awards, in the Retail Interiors Under 200m2 category, for Xinú in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2017. Finalist at WIN Awards, in the Furniture category, for Agave Collection.
2017. Winner at Best of Year Awards, in the Counter Service category, for Gelatoscopio in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2017. Winner at Best of Year Awards, in Branding and Graphics category, for Xinú in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2017. Winner at Best Interiors of Latin America and the Caribbean Awards for Tierra Garat in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2017. Winner at Dieline Awards for Xinú Bottle in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2016. Honoree at Best of Year Awards for Tierra Garat in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2016. Selected at Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño for The Spinning Tops (Los Trompos) in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2016. Winner of the Noldi Schreck Award for Tierra Garat in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2016. Finalist at the AZ Awards for The Spinning Tops (Los Trompos) in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2015. Honoree at the Best of Year Awards for The Spinning Tops (Los Trompos) in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2015. Honoree at the Best of Year Awards for Centipede Bench.
2015. Honoree at the Best of Year Awards for Vari Lamp.
2015. Special Mention at the German Design Awards, in the Home and Decoration category, for OCD table.
2014. Winner of the Green Good Design Award for Pick Coat Stand.
2014. Awarded with the Merit Design at the AZ Awards for Stack Buffet.
2014. Winner of the Red Dot Award, in the Best of the Best for Highest Design Quality and Groundbreaking Design category, for Casa del Agua in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2014. Honored with Selection Label at the Interior Innovation Awards for Stack Buffet.
2013. Winner at the World Interiors News Awards, in Retail Interiors category, for Casa del Agua in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2013. Winner at the Iconic Awards, in the Shop Design category, for Casa del Agua 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 at the Good Design Awards for the BAN stools.
2012. Winner at the Best of Year Awards, in the Institutional category, for El Plaza Condesa concert hall.
2012. Winner of the Quorum Award, in the Industrial Design–Furniture category, for the Field table.
2012. Winner at the Green Good Design Awards for the Field table.
2012. Winner at AZ Awards People’s Choice, in the Architecture–Commercial Under 1000 SqM category, for Tori Tori restaurant in collaboration with Rojkind Architects.
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 Architects.
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 Architects.
2010. Named Best of the Year by Interior Design NY Magazine for Cielito Querido Café.
2010. Mentioned during the Bienal Iberoamericana de Interiorismo for Cielito Querido Café.
2010. Honored with the Award of Excellence by a! Design Magazine.
2010. Comex Series First Edition.
2009. Silver medal at the Bienal de Interiorismo de Guadalajara for lar Corporate building.
2007. Bronze mention at the Quorum Awards in the Consumer Products category.
2007. Bronze mention at the Quorum Awards in Furniture and Spaces Design category.
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. Bronze mention at the Quorum Awards, in the Commercial Spaces category, for Julio de la Cruz jewelry project.
2004. Silver mention at the Quorum Awards in the Commercial Spaces category.
1999. First Place Winner at the Quorum Awards in the Furniture category.

Exhibitions

2019. ‘Collective / Collectible’, MASA Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico. Parábola.

2019. Zona Maco Art Fair 2019, Mexico City, Mexico. Trama Collection.
2019. Diseño Neobarroco, Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City, Mexico. OCD table.
2018. Design Week, Mexico City, Mexico. Intervalo.
2018. Enrique Guerrero Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico. Contextual.
2018. Vitrina, Mexico City, Mexico. Focal.
2018. Art Basel, Switzerland. Precarius Magma.
2018. 1stdibs, Milan, Italy. OCD.
2017. Zona Maco, Mexico City, Mexico. Agave Collection.
2017. Denver Art Museum, 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. The Spinning Tops (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. The Spinning Tops (Los Trompos), in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2016. Abierto Mexicano de Diseño, MUNAL, Mexico City, Mexico. Fold by Héctor Esrawe for Merkki.
2016. Zona Maco, Mexico City, Mexico. Vari Series and 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 by Héctor Esrawe, individual exhibition.
2015. Atlanta High Museum of Art, USA. The Spinning Tops (Los Trompos), in collaboration with Cadena + Asociados.
2014. Atlanta High Museum of Art, 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, Mexico City, Mexico. OCD Table, Dermal and Balanza.
2013. Architecture in Mexico 1900–2010 at Iturbide Palace, Fomento Cultural Banamex, Mexico City, Mexico. Centipede bench.
2013. Inventory Series 04: Time, Art Basel, Miami, USA. Stack buffet and Ban stools.
2013. Bangles to Benches: Contemporary Jewelry and Design, Atlanta High Museum of Art, USA. Centipede bench and Vestigios jewelry collection.
2013. Atlanta High Museum of Art, USA. Centipede Bench, part of the permanent collection of Arts and Decorative Design.
2013. Core [co(nditions) re(cycled)] exhibition at the San Diego Art Fair. Stack buffet, Hacienda Chaise, Ban stools and Giro bowls.
2013. Abierto Mexicano de Diseño, Mexico City, Mexico. Hacienda Chaise, Giro Bowls and Comal Side Tables.
2013. Handmade, Wallpaper* Magazine at Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy. Woollen Bench.
2013. Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting at Atlanta High Museum of Art, USA. Space intervention 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, 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 at Iturbide Palace, Fomento Cultural Banamex, Mexico City, Mexico.
2009. Explorations, Galería Mexicana de Diseño, Mexico City, Mexico.
2008. Biennale of Design, Shanghai, China. Falcon bench.
2008. Transit boxes: chairs from Mexico, Tlatelolco, Mexico City, Mexico.
2008. Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy. Satellite City Collection, with NEL Collective.
2007. Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City, Mexico. A+D 13 glasses Collection, Esrawe with Nouvel Studio.
2007. Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy. Pack of Things Collection, with NEL Collective.
2007. Diálogo de Bancas, collective exhibition in Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City, Mexico. Urban bench.
2006. Lacoste 12.12 auction–exhibition at CAD Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.
2006. Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy. Fill in the Cat Collection, with NEL Collective.
2005. Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy. Stitch Kit Collection, with NEL Collective.
2001. First International Showcase of Contemporary Interiors, Mexico City, Mexico.
1999. International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), New York, USA. DIMO Collection.
1995. Cultural exhibition (painting, sculpture and furniture) at World Trade Center, UNICEF, Mexico City, Mexico.
1995. Made in Mexico, furniture collective exhibition, Galería Mexicana de Diseño, Mexico City, Mexico.
1995. Sí se puede, furniture collective exhibition, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico.
1995. Desarrollo del Mercado de Exportación, collective exhibition at Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico.
1994. Diseño en Movimiento, furniture cultural exhibition by the magazine Mexico en el Diseño, Mexico City, Mexico.
1994. Homofaber catalogue/exhibition, Mexico City, Mexico.
1993. Entre la Industria y el Arte, Contemporary furniture exhibition at Europalia 93, Brussels, Belgium.
1993. Contemporary painting and furniture collective exposition, Galileo 100 Gallery.
1993-1994. Arte Activo, collective exhibition at Galería Mexicana de Diseño, Mexico City, Mexico.
1991 Cien Años de Comunicación Pavillion, TELECOM, Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes, Mexico City, Mexico.

Our Team

Héctor Esrawe / Director
Javier García–Rivera / Creative Director
Manuel Bañó Granell / Furniture Creative Director
Eduardo Álvarez / Furniture Technical Coordinator
Romelia Hernández / Studio Manager

Architecture

Antonio Chávez
Laura Vela
Heisei Carmona
Lilian Betancourt
Ángel Campos
Andrés Sáenz
Brenda Vázquez
Mariana Flores
Daniela Mendoza
Nahim Magos
Martín Salido
Juan Gutiérrez
Vanessa Ortega
Enrique Tovar
Fabián Dávila
Fernando Carnalla
Abraham Carrillo
Luis Enrique Escobar
Karla Duarte
Tatiana Godoy
Viviana Contreras
Rodrigo Guido
Daniela Pulido
Daniel Torres

 Industrial Design

Alejandro Ramírez
Federico Stefanovich
Natán Ayala
Roberto González
Merary García
Alan Frank

Renders

Yair Ugarte
Moisés González
Joel Flores
Lupita Godínez
Iovanni Camacho
Madian Alvarado
Luis Frausto

Model Specialists

Daniel Serna
Alejandro Uribe

Graphic Design and Press

Cristina Margain
Cristel Gómez

Showroom

Alberto López / Retail director
Paulina Gasca / Retail manager
María Bazúa / Showroom Retail

Administration

Miguel Solano / Administration and Finances
Susana Loyo / Treasury Coordinator
Mario Arbesú / Administration
Sergio Zavala /Administration
Fátima Frausto / Office Manager
Luis Morales / Administration Assistant
Monica Vega / Reception
Miguel Fernández / Courier
Eloisa Hernández / Maintenance