Lighting is an area of architecture and home décor that is often overlooked or only considered as an afterthought in the final design. Lighting affects our moods, attitudes, health and so much more. We found artisans in Mexico who already knew what beautiful lighting is all about.
Our early adventures in central Mexico introduced us to the incredible art of glass blowing (vidrio soplado), and to artists who have developed these techniques and incorporated designs, colors, and elements of metal that have taken the use of glass in lighting to new levels of functional artistry.
As Zenwaro has grown, so have the various designs in our Movement and Mediterra Collections, the most intricate and beautiful designs involve the combination of iron and blown glass. . Working closely with Alejandro in his studio in Tonala, we develop new designs and shapes that will enhance a variety of homes and public spaces Once Alejandro has created the iron cage that forms the eventual shape of the fixture, he takes it to Gabi’s glassblowing studio where the fragile artistry begins. If the glass breaks, there is no “fixing” it. It is a matter of starting over. The result is a creation that gives a whole new definition of lighting.
Our Movement and Mediterra collections incorporate glass and metal to produce unique, one-of-a-kind pieces that offer artistic elements and provide functional lighting in a space, and the right amount of ambiance. Sometimes a little atmosphere or even a bit of romance is all that is needed.
It's hard to think of any community in the U.S. that has not been largely affected by the wrath of this novel corona virus, some profoundly more than others. It is important to keep in mind that the rest of the world is dealing with "pandemic life" and in many regions of the world are doing so without many of the comforts we share here in the United States. So with theme of being mindful towards those individuals / families / communities from around the world attempting to enjoy life on Covid's terms we bring you a glimpse into the creative life of one Zenwaro patron, native to the Philippines.