BELĂ‰NENRIQUEZ Talking about me as a designer is an interesting and experimental journey based on customs, traditions, multidisciplinary work and modernization of a country like Mexico. I am motivated by socially conscious projects and experiences innovation having a deep interest in the creative development through experimentation with different materials and production methods. Photography for me is an experiment and I build a graphics file of memories and stories of endless trips that allows me to visualize thoughts before only imagined. I use drawing as a communication medium that allows me matrialize ideas and express feelings. My collaboration in teamwork will always be to enrich the collective idea and achieve optimal results and attractive products.
LIFE EXPERIENCE IS
A DESIGN OPPORTUNITY..."
BMK BLK FLOOR LAMPS
WASSER WATER CONTAINER
JARDIN LAB KINDERGARTEN
ELIMON LEMON SQUEEZER
OLLA MALLIZTLI HONEY CONTAINER
ERGO CHAIR BASED ON OSCAR'S HAGERMAN ERGONOMICS
OPEN A BOOK BOTTLE OPPENER
HANG OVER NON-SKID HOOK
PM HI-TEC JEWLERY
BMK // BLK
BMK BMK is a floor lamp made entirely of Banak wood due to its lightweighting, fineness and affordability. The lamp has stability and lightness thanks to its angular body shape that acts as a counterweight to the lampshade. The lamp has been designed to occupy very few space in the room. It can be disassembled in order to be transported, it only requires the installation of the arm that supports the lampshade by 4 screws on the top.
1:1 Prototype Banak solid wood | Cutting with circular saw
BLK The BLK lamp design is made of rectangular and circular tubular which provides a friendly aesthetics by the shape and color contrast. It can be placed in rooms or studies where ambiental lighting is required but also because it works as a decorative object. The lampshade illuminates up to 1m from the base. The installation arm is by means of a threaded joint which facilitates handling by the user during installation.
Tubular iron | Cutting with bandsaw and union with spirols Electrostatic painting | 1:1 Prototype
WASSER Wasser is a body-portable water bottle. It has been designed to store 750 ml that can be refillable in the water drinking modules in the UNAM and other places in Mexico City, which helps reduce the use of PET bottles, creating an awareness of reduction and reuse. The shape allows it to adapt to the body of the wearer. It use requires a small clip that is placed inside of the belt and the water bottle can be removed or put at will.
1:1 Plastic Model Polypropylene | Extrusion-Blow Moulding
JARDIN-LAB Restore project for kindergarten "José María Luis Mora" in Tecamac, Mexico. designed for optimizing classroom activities and a simple storage and transportation. Sponsored by MASISA, this part of the project consists on the design of two booksellers used to save the children’s school material. They have a tab that is used to write the names of the children so they know which’s their place and has 4 compartments for exclusive use of the teacher. Primary colors that are dynamic but not distracting for children are proposed.
1:1 Prototype MDF | Cutting with CNC router and circular saw
ERGO Applying ergonomic principles provided by the Mexican designer Oscar Hagerman, the chair allows the user to sit and work for long periods of time without fatigue. The chair combines contemporary mexican design with traditional materials and artesanal tecniques. The seat is made from plywood and woven cotton fabric strips.
1:1 Prototype Russian Birch Plywood | Cutting with CNC Router
ROLL-OVER Toys designed for children from 1-3 years. Dragging it forward or backward it generates a set of movements that look like cartwheels. Visually this allows the child to analyze the movements trying to repeat them which contributes the intellectual development and the motor coordination. Bright colors are used in order to emphasize the movements.
1:1 Plastic Model Polypropylene.Rubber | Plastic Injection
4KIDS 4-Kids are a desk and chair set designed for a simple storage optimizing the classroom activities. Storage as a design concept has been considered as a system that allows constant and dynamic activities. Due to the wave-shape on the front and the lateral assembly, the desks can be arranged both horizontal and vertically depending on the group dynamic. The wave-shape enables a fun and dynamic classroom. The furniture has two associated colors referred to its possible meaning, as yellow and blue achieves stability and intelligence. Soft tones were chosen to avoid distract the childrenâ€™s attention. The chairs and desks can stack up one over the other, reducing the storage space when they are not in use or during transportation.
1:1 Plastic Model Polypropylene | Plastic Injection
ELIMON The lemon squeezer design is inspired by the functioning of a nutcracker, the pivot point at one end, the lemon in half and the force at the other end, this is to reduce the force required to squeeze a lemon. The handle has an orifice in the middle to put inside the fingers so the user can comfortably hold the squeezer. It is made by stainless steel and has skid rubber in the bottom to avoid slippages. Stainless Steel . Silicone - Die Cutting
OPEN A BOOK
OPEN-A-BOOK "Open a Book" is a bottle opener based on a library because it addresses the reading issue in Mexico. On the back there is a carved legend that invites people to read and serves as a reminder to themselves on the daily activities of Mexican culture. This project was conducted in collaboration with the renowned mexican designer Ariel Rojo.
Stainless Steel | Waterjet Cutting
OLLAMALLIZTLI Project designed for the marketing of honey in the Calakmul in Campeche, Mexico. The project involves the design of a honey container to be part of a collection test in hotels and restaurants with the possibility to try different types of honey and thus approach the regional honey producers. The configuration is based on the ballgame and pyramids related to the Mayan culture of the place. Proposed in glass and wood from the zapote tree manufactured by local craftsmen. Blown glass | Zapote Wood
120 gr / 90 ml
GLOBO Project designed to represent the brand identity of the company "El Globo". The aesthetics design is based on traditional ovens and contemporary technology that expresses the tradition and confidence that "El Globo" seeks to capture on their consumers.
SCHNELL Schnell is an unmotorized vehicle for street descends, stabilized using only two wheels. It is designed on a functional concept that allows the driver to enjoy a fun safe travel with brakes on the back wheel, a racing seat and belt, an antiroll cage. As it achieves more speed as it descends, the experience allows you to disassociate for a moment the stress of daily life, feeling a bit of adrenaline but maintaining the necessary security while descending, a journey out risk but fun.
Tubular iron | Tube Cutted and Bended | Welded Electrostatic painting | 1:1 Prototype
HANG - OVER
HANG-OVER Hang Over is a project designed for Betterware company in a way that suits functional and formally the company profile. The project is a hook that allows hanging the clothes perpendicularly to the rack in order to maximize the space. Through a clip at the top, the hook remains fixed at one point preventing slippages.
Polypropylene | Plastic Injection
The design allows the versatility of the hook because all kinds of clothes can be hanged. Reduces the movement to carry out the activity causing less fatigue than a conventional hook and clamp.
PRISMA Concept based on the Lotus effect extrapolating the conical microstructure of lotus leaves. The angles of these cones generate surfaces that makes impermeable the leaves. The design plays with proportion and position of the cones throughout a tapered triangular shape with some subtractions which are based on the ramifications of the leaves. Some forms are also abstracted from the black clay crafts of Oaxaca. This project combines the 3D printing technologies with tradicional techniques.
1:1 Prototype Silver .925 | 3D Printing. Silver Casting
MALLA Design inspired by the nanostructure of the cones that form the surface of lotus leaves. In this piece a similar surface to the Lotus leaves is developed, alluding the liquid slipping as it happens in Lotus leaves. The design combines current technologies with tradicional techniques. This mixture gives the piece a unique feel.
1:1 Prototype Silver .925 | Laser Cutting. Folded and Welded