Esrawe Studio was founded in 2003 by Héctor Esrawe. Due to the growth of the studio, it has moved its location multiple times, finally settling in an old dance hall built around the late 1950’s, which is unique in its typology and uncommon today in the area. The spacious atelier allows the studio for further expansion, while that happens, the space is a great place for experimentation, to create real size mockups and display models and concepts.
Esrawe renovated the 600-square-meter property, stripping the space from excess material and exposing the beautiful wood structure that was hiding underneath the clutter. The character of the wood structure defines the expression of the studio. The honest industrial aesthetic proved to be ideal for a creative atmosphere.
In the furniture design area, walls are covered with rack-stands that hold experimental solutions and tests of different materials, like samples of stones, metal and wood as well as tools, prototypes and molds. This allows us to build an archive of previous explorations, our processes, our mockups and in the end, to preserve the memory and knowledge built along the years.
A space where architects, industrial, interior and graphic designers, renderists, engineers and administrators can interact and learn from each other, a space built to create, to promote lectures, projections and conferences, that encourages collaboration, multidiscipline and cross-pollination.
Besides the ground floor, the studio also comprises of an upper area, which consists of a terrace, a kitchen and a communal dining area, as well as a space for model making, filled up with material samples, mockups, full-size models, 3D printer and a laser cut machine.