Wildin’ Out With Mestiz’s Zoomorphic Wood Objects


Mestiz’s latest collaboration is a bit of a serendipitous meeting. The Mexico-based studio had been inspired by wood carving and carpentry traditions during the 17th and 18th centuries and it was during a walk through the streets of San Miguel de Allende that Mestiz ran into Don Javier, a craftsman who still practices this lost art. Together, they came up with Wood Fauna, a collection of zoomorphic wood objects that embrace the vibrant colors of Mexican culture and its wildlife.

colorful wood furniture by Mestiz

The collection consists of two benches, a coffee table, and even a musical instrument. Each one has been crafted by hand and brings a modern interpretation of the figures and symbols of novohispanic baroque into the present day.

colorful wood furniture by Mestiz

green wood bench

green wood bench

green wood bench

red coffee table

red coffee table

red coffee table

red coffee table

blue wood bench

blue wood bench

blue wood bench

green musical instrument

green musical instrument

green musical instrument

green musical instrument

colorful wood furniture by Mestiz

colorful wood furniture by Mestiz

Mestiz and his wood furniture

Photo by Pepe Molina.

As the Lifestyle editor, Vy Yang is obsessed with discovering ways to live well + with intention through design. She’s probably sharing what she finds over on Instagram stories. You can also find her at vytranyang.com.





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