Emeco x Ysasi
We know what goes into making things by hand. That’s why we value craftsmanship in all its forms. Recently, we were proud to host Casa Ysasi at Emeco House. Their installation featured Oaxacan wood carvings, best known as alebrijes, and handcrafted lights.
Each Ka lamp is handcrafted using wire, and custom paper each imbued with a variety of flowers and plants from Oaxaca using organic materials natural to the region. “Light plays an important role in our lives. The quality of light, and the source from which it eminates, can transform us and our surroundings. We believe it also has the power to generate empathy and presence. Our mission is to manifest luminous objects that are conducive of this empathy and observation of the moment."
El Tallador de Sueños, Isaías Jiménez Hernández is an artist originally from San Antonio Arrazola, Oaxaca. He is recognized for his wonderful sculptures and distinctive style of painting on wood carvings. Isaías is the son of the Mexican artist Manuel Jiménez Ramírez, creator of the wood carvings (better known as alebrijes) in Oaxaca, Mexico. In his father’s workshop he continues to make wood carvings. Visitors can observe the production process, Jiménez also teaches and gives workshops.
For more, visit Casa Ysasi. All photos and film courtesy of Casa Ysasi