Form & Process

ATRA instills its cofounders' Swedish-Mexican heritage in it's first New York show

In the background, the alpaca-covered Oberon Sofa is pared with a trio of marble nesting tables. In the foreground are faux pony hair upholstered Baby Beluga chairs that were also shown at ATRA's Design Miami booth. (Courtesy ATRA)

After opening two galleries this year in Mexico City and San Francisco, multi-disciplinary studio ATRA makes its East Coast debut with their first solo show in New York City. Titled Form & Process, the exhibition showcases the works of Swedish-Mexican cofounders Alexander and Andreas Diaz Andersson, alongside upcoming designers Bogus Studio, Jose Balmaceda, Ann Edholm, and Jose Vera Matos. The showcase is on view at Tuleste Factory through January 2020, by appointment only.

Pairing silk-screened and embroidered canvases by Andreas with furnishings by Alexander, the brothers create a dialogue between art and design. Here, an experimental study of material and form ensues a dichotomous blend of their Swedish and Mexican lineages: warm woods and sleek lines, characteristic of Scandinavian design, combine with dark stains and leather distinctive of furniture produced in Mexico during the mid-20th-century.

Read the full article on our interiors and design website, aninteriormag.com.

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