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PaperCity Houston June 2022

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105 work of various creatives who share a similar philosophy and who trust my vision of the national aesthetic. When Gina [Lozada] and I decided to bring our crazy idea to reality, we began looking for property in the area, and I invited artists, designers, and artisans to sell their art through our platform. How does Originario fit within the design landscape of Mexico City? AG: We've built a platform that gathers the best in Mexican home design, displayed in a fresh, and authentic — never seen before — way. Your clientele. AG: We have a program which offers a discount to architects and interior designers when purchasing a piece for a project. However, in the brief time we've been open, a majority of our clients have been homeowners and visitors to the city. the small clay objects to tables, side tables and sculptures that explore a new aesthetic from Mexican, Mayan, and Zapotec culture. Final thoughts. AG: We love the idea of encouraging creatives to take risks with their designs. We are a place that welcomes and promotes these kinds of works. Originario showcases the best of Mexican home design. Originario Ignacia Guest House Ignacia Guest House is a tranquil oasis in the middle of Mexico City. Originario furniture and objects can be found throughout Ignacia Guest House. Originario Why Originario? AG: The first goal was to generate income. Part of my job as an interior designer is searching for other artists' pieces and to make them fit within a place. I had the opportunity to do this on a large scale and with a very clear concept: to show a new face of the national identity and to display it in an alternative way. Creating something new in the city is no simple task. That's why it's important to have a very clear idea of what you're projecting, to stay authentic and to distinguish yourself from others. Nobody wants to see the same all over again. Favorite piece. AG: The goal with the shop is to show what's happening in the design and decorative world in Mexico. However, the concepts change periodically. What we like the most about our current display are the pieces that relate to pre-Hispanic Mexico — from (Continued from page 38)

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