In every trace of tree, a lifetime of qualities and characteristics are worn deeply. Milpa burls and other weathered roots put their past courage and brawn on display. An exhibition of knots, splits, blemishes, and cracks. Of warping and wormholes.
Each still holds tight the strength of ages and ancestry. All swirled and mottled inside. Their once-soaring reach turned inward. Condensed into intricate, lined designs.
These weighty roots are quiet. Patient. Insistent that they stand apart. And that is where our ambitions align.
In the uncommon. In unexpected artistry and approach. Shared here, with artisans that embrace found materials. “We design backwards,” explains Pablo, who creates heirloom furnishing alongside his father, Javier. “We let each tree reveal its intention, then we decide what to create.”
Where others see imperfect, flawed, and unusable, Javier sees pliant and possible. And they do. Promising trees a forever state as meaningful and beautiful as their lives before.