What can you tell us about working with natural materials and colors in the Yucatán and Quintana Roo?
As a designer, I love being able to create in harmony with local communities and to experiment making my own textiles with natural pigments while respecting the natural environment feels really good. Together with SEBASTIAN LAGOMARSINO and BETA ASTRAL we’ve created the KEXE brand, which is Guaraní, our indigenous language. Our eternal inspiration is nature, from which all our designs are born.
At KEXE we focus on creating unique objects made by hands, nature, and time – each piece telling a unique story. We support different communities in Mexico that, thanks to their work and in collaboration with our designs, make it possible to achieve the results we seek.
KEXE honors the imperfect, the uncomfortable, the different; it seeks to create spaces with a unique and organic identity and, above all, to create sensations. We use materials such as wood, linen, silk, cotton, bamboo, rattan, palm, liana, henequen, clay, wool, etc., that connect us directly with our environment. We work with projects whose main goal is caring for the environment.