ATRA is a Mexico City–based design studio that crafts collectible furnishings and luxury interiors. Combining high-tech methods with traditional craftsmanship, each hand-finished ATRA project offers a glimpse into the unique, collaborative studio it was born in. ATRA creations are built to last, and are designed with carefully chosen materials that accumulate experiences, showing that timelessness isn’t just about stability, but about evolution. The studio’s name is a variation on the Swedish word åtrå, meaning desire. ATRA’s designs are made for living, enjoying, and indulging — in the present moment, and for generations to come.

Materiality

In ATRA’s design laboratory, furniture design, architectural services, and art production all take place side-by-side under one roof, and everything is fabricated on site. Traditional woodworking, stoneworking, and upholstery coexist with experimental architectural practices, materials research, and metallurgy — and hand-tooling is given a modern update with computerized production and robotic fabrication. From designers and architects to master carpenters and textile artisans, technique comes first for ATRA creators. Craft and precision are brought to every project, and each piece that leaves the studio’s doors is hand-finished. ATRA uses the highest quality materials in all of its products, stones, metals, woods and plaster - finishing each item by hand.