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Melisa MartĂ­nez. Interior Designer

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Interior Design CDI Liverpool

Hacienda San Juan, Tlalpan Mexico City

Hacienda San Juan, Tlalpan Mexico City

Patricio Sanz, Col. Del valle Mexico City

Patricio Sanz, Col. Del valle Mexico City

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Design projects and collaborations

ひらがなクッション Hiragana cushions Japan, 2017

In collaboration with Araki Yasuhiro san.

Kinsai 金彩 This technique is used for painting kimono, partition panels and fabric with gold and silver leaf. In collaboration with Araki san, a well known artisan all around Japan, I worked on the design and develope of this project testing the gold powder on many kinds of textiles. Each cushion has a different abstract pattern using hiragana, the easiest characters to read in Japanese, as the main form. It shouldn’t be a problem to communicate properly in any language if the main idea can be understandable for everyone. You don’t need to think so much to communicate. This is what these patterns are about. “Make chances to communicate” Techniques: Kinsai, embroidery. Materials: Gold leaf, cotton. This project was exhibited at Art space gallery, Kyoto, Japan.

のれん Noren

Japan, 2017 In collaboration with Araki Yasuhiro san.

The Noren in japan is an ancient architechtural element that is still used for dividing spaces in houses, stores, restaurants, etc. There are different kinds of designs but the main material used for its confection are hand made textiles.

This was the result of a research project about this element, materials, techniques and the possibilties of its application in the space; a modern version of the japanese noren that can be adapted to the Mexican social, economic and cultural conditions. The lightness and transparency of the materials play an important role to combine indoor and outdoor correctly, and also just to separate indoor spaces. Techniques: Kinsai and and hand made apliquĂŠ. Materials: Linen and organdy This project was exhibited at Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan.

Intersection Japan, 2017

Okayama Takahiro san is a well know ceramist in Kyoto for his beautiful work with ceramic and porcelain. This project could be possible to make thanks to his good skills with the materials and his knowledge on glaces

The shape of the plates let combine small portions without mixing them I wanted to try and experiment with this material and glaces to ďŹ nd a different way to interact with transparncy with a non translucent material. This particular shape helps the user to measure properly condiments or sauces like soy sauce without wasting it. -Enjoy the beauty of the material trough liquids. -Also the contrast of food with the colour of the plate. -Eating could be an experience for all the senses -Understand design trough experience

This project was exhibited at Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan.

The beauty of imperfection High temperature ceramics / Wood Mexico, 2015 We can ďŹ nd in Nature the best source of inspiration, showing us the beauty of the imperfection of its forms and its extensive color palette.

Mushrooms High temperature ceramic plates Technique: Pottery wheel

High temperature ceramic vase set. Technique: Modeling

Wood double coffee table x high temperature ceramic vase. In collaboration with Master artisan Alfredo Fernรกndez Mexico, 2015

Elements high temperature cramic ower pots. In collaboration with Master artisan Hakaima. Mexico, 2014

Hakaima is the Huichol woman who collaborated in this project with her skills and creativity to send luck and wealth to the home where these pieces will be placed. The owers of the sun and the sea, as protagonists in this pieces, are good fortune carriers. I appreciate the time I spent with this wisdom woman, who tought me to feel and undestand nature from a spiritual perspective.

Graphic Design

からから For Mocomatope Nakano’s Design Labo. Japan, 2017

Poster designed to illustrate the japanese onomatopeya “Kara Kara”. This onomatopeya could be used to represent the sound of something small inside an object or to express the need of water (being thirsty or dry plants) With this exersice, i had the oportunity to understand more about Japanese habits; sounds are very important as part of the Japanese language.It is impressive how it’s possible to express a full idea just with short sounds or monosilable words. This project was exhibited at Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan.

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