Habitación 116 was founded 18 years ago. An interior architecture and furniture design studio, it seeks to create perfect interiors by questioning uses and habits, producing bespoke designs to customize settings and, literally, turning everything upside down.
Habitación 116 is a living being in a constant state of evolution. The savoir faire of artisans in their studios has been fused with a design team’s creativity in a Mexico City room (or habitación) whose studio-workshop is now moving from the Polanco district to San Miguel Chapultepec. Inspired by Mexican crafts and folk art, its new home-base was refurbished with wooden beams and a layer of concrete on the walls to create a neutral backdrop for future explorations and workshops.
It is a move from the centre to the art-and-design-gallery epicentre, celebrated in style by Habitación 116 with an exhibition of Tultepec and Brutal–two of its most recent collections–as part of Material Art Fair week.
For the development of the two collections, Habitación 116 put its services at the disposal of two of Mexico’s cities, creating a selection of items designed to promote traditional trades and artisan techniques.
Their hallmarks are reflected in the Tultepec and Brutal collections, two artistic treatises on the relationship between emptiness and fullness.