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Creating an honest collection that stands over time

Studio davidpompa creates unique objects with a strong commitment to honest materials and craftmanship. Founded in 2013 in the heart of Mexico City, having the showroom and production located in la Roma Norte neighborhood. We are on a constant journey to discover new parts of Mexican culture.
Our work merges the essence of materials with bold and characterful aesthetics. The collection is shaped by elegant forms, unique pieces with a timeless visual language. Our commitment is to create objects with quality, both beautifully crafted and accessible to our audience worldwide.

Manifesto

Uncovering the nature of materials

We love to challenge materials and to unwrap their intriguing nature, showing the beauty of imperfection. Developing original objects with an honest and bold character drives us as a brand. Our aim is to have a deeper understanding of our history, expressed in the transformation of materials to a collection that stands over time.
We are motivated by strong personal relationships with the most talented people, exchanging knowledge within various disciplines, using design as a conversation. For us, having transparency in our work and every step of our production, is essential. As a team we share a meaningful purpose and thrive to work within an exciting environment

About David Pompa

Both Austrian and Mexican, he studied a master in product design at Kingston Univesity in London. In 2008 he founded studio davidpompa. His intrigue for Mexican materials started in 2009 in Oaxaca, this was the first contact David had with Barro Negro. This experimentations with black clay lead to our first collection in 2013. The same year the first showroom in Roma Norte, in the heart of Mexico City was opened. Awarded in 2015 rising talent M&O Paris and rising talent M&O Americas in Miami. In 2017 studio davidpompa became the first Mexican brand at Euroluce – Salone del Mobile Milano. Always intrigued about Mexican culture, his quest for new forms and materials continues together with his passion for a collective work with a young creative team.

Team

Studio davidpompa is a young international team, based both in Mexico and Austria. A group of motivated professionals who grow through cultural exchange and new perspectives, a constant journey. Our team is our companies key value.
As a group of designers, engineers and makers, we are passionate about working interdisciplinary. We are inspired by curiosity and strike for the highest quality as well as the greatest aesthetics. We are driven by problem solving, questioning ourselves what comes next.
Our studio is a space for exchange of life and professional experiences. Research and exploration of new techniques and materials are our basis to exponentiate new ideas and acquire knowledge.

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Challenge, teamwork and curiousity are key to acquiring knowledge and have fun in the process

Materiality

The procedure of making and the beauty of imperfection

Materials are the origin of our work. Their essence is what inspires our collections. We seek to enhance their imperfections, beauty, elegance and sophistication by creating unique objects. An experience involving shades, colors, roughness, textures, transparency, reflections, warmth, lightness, subtlety, balance and contrast.
Starting with an investigation on historical materials, we bring them into a new context by rethinking their aesthetics. Our collections cherish the experience of craft and reinforce the value of materials. We are intrigued by the magic that occurs when combining traditional materials with new techniques and contemporary ideas.
Each material brings new knowledge to our studio, enriching our processes and methods. Our materials range from black clay, Talavera ceramic, handblown recycled glass, brass, copper, onyx, and volcanic stones.

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