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Mexican Design Duo Collaborates with Local Artisans on Furniture Collection

The detail is a nod to the "molinillo," a whisk typically used to mix hot chocolate

Further demonstrating the importance of Mexican design, Mexico City furniture and design studio Ad Hoc was just named one of "Six Rising Talents" by the Maison&Objets Americas trade fair, which took place in Miami last week.

Founded in 2014 by Mexican industrial designer Juan José Nemer and architect Mauricio Álvarez, the studio is committed to preserving Mexico's legacy of artisanal craftsmanship and use of high quality materials in its pieces.

Here's a look at Ad Hoc's Antelmo collection, which includes tables, lamps, and a cabinet, all made in collaboration with local artisans. Each piece features a "molinillo," a traditional hand carved wooden whisk typically used in the preparation of hot chocolate. The detail can be found on a leg of the table and cabinet, as well as above the shade of a lamp pendant, making for a charming surprise on an otherwise minimalist work.