Studio davidpompa was born out of the desire to create contemporary design with a strong commitment to Mexican identity & craftsmanship.
The spirit of finding what is Mexico and combining it with something new to create something simple and prefect.
Our collections embody the ethos of innovating Mexican craft and materials while respecting its heritage.
We find ourselves on a constant journey in a world of discovery and surprising magic in traditional materials and crafts. Challenging boundaries of culture, product and material is essential when taking a new path to do something truly new.
David Pompa Alarcón
born in Austria Austrian mother & Mexican father grows up in Mexico and Austria
Higher technical College of design, Ferlach
Master of Arts and Design at Kingston University, London founds "studio davidpompa" Austria
studio starts working with "barro negro"
launch of first davidpompa collection founds "studio davidpompa" Mexico opens his first store in Mexico City
HERITAGE & PHILOSOPHY
The idea to work with Mexican artisanry started with a trip to Oaxaca in 2009 where David saw artisans work with "Barro Negro" for the first time. Since then we are committed to Mexican culture and craft. Doing that required a complete new way and challenges boundaries of culture, product and material.
Now we are on a constant journey to combine tradition and innovation with our passion for high quality.
Mexico is a country rich of culture and art, but we can see many traditional materials not coming out of their preconception. Our focus lays on local craftsmanship and to combine the incredibly interesting materials with contemporary design and state of the art technology.
We see a big advantage of local manufactures by creating small collections of exclusive and individual personality that embody Mexican heritage in an outstanding design concepts.
The ethos for our collections is to rethink and reinvent Mexican craft while respecting its heritage.
QUALITY & RESEARCH
Studio davidpompa's corporate culture is driven by the love for the work we do. We are obsessed with quality and try to share the same philosophy with our craftsman. We are on a constant journey to discover new parts of Mexican culture and try to innovate heritage.
We see the artisans, communities and companies as partners to create beautiful and high quality products. Over the last years we tried to achieve a new level of quality in different artisanry by challenging the ways of production to guarantee a wonderful product, piece by piece.
We don't focus on working with big companies, we have the commitment to work with the best artisans and professionals in each field.