ATRA STUDIO

ATRA IS A DESIGN STUDIO WHERE ARTISTIC AND INDUSTRIAL KNOW-HOW CONVERGE IN A TEAM OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTISTS, DESIGNERS, AND ARCHITECTS. THE COLLABORATIVE NATURE OF OUR WORK IS THE DRIVING CREATIVE FORCE BEHIND OUR VENTURES AND VISION. UNPRETENTIOUS BEAUTY, PRACTICALITY, AND TIMELESSNESS ARE THE DEFINING TENETS OF THE ATRA AESTHETIC. THIS MEANS THAT ALL OUR PIECES ARE CREATED WITH THE CRAFTSMANSHIP OF AN OBJET D'ART, BUT ARE DESIGNED TO BE FULL PARTICIPANTS IN THE SPACES THEY LIVE IN BY PROVIDING COMFORT AND MEETING THE DEMANDS OF EVERYDAY LIVING. 

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CREATIVE DIRECTOR

ALEXANDER DÍAZ ANDERSSON IS A SWEDISH-MEXICAN DESIGNER BASED IN MEXICO CITY. HE IS THE FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF ATRA. HIS AESTHETIC COMFORTABLY STRADDLES THE LINE BETWEEN ART AND FUNCTIONALITY, A PHILOSOPHY THAT IS REFLECTED IN THE VARIOUS INTERIOR PROJECTS HE HAS AUTHORED. DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM HIS OWN DICHOTOMOUS IDENTITY, HIS SPACES ARE CHARACTERIZED BY A BLEND OF CLEAN SCANDINAVIAN LINES AND WHIMSICAL ELEMENTS OF TRADITIONAL MEXICAN DESIGN. TIME FEATURES PROMINENTLY IN ALEXANDER’S WORKS AS HE SEEKS TO ANTICIPATE HOW HIS DESIGNS WILL CHANGE INTO THE FUTURE—THE PATINAS EACH MATERIAL WILL ACQUIRE THROUGHOUT ITS LIFE AND HOW THIS WILL AFFECT THE CHARACTER OF THE SURROUNDING SPACE. THIS FORESIGHT NOT ONLY GUARANTEES THAT A PIECE WILL AGE GRACEFULLY AND IN HARMONY WITH ITS ENVIRONMENT, BUT ALSO THAT ITS FUNCTIONAL LIFESPAN WILL BE LONGER.

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INNOVATION AND ART

WE LIKE TO  GET TO KNOW THE MATERIALS WE WORK WITH ON AN INTIMATE LEVEL, WHICH IS WHY WE ARE CONSTANTLY SUBJECTING THEM TO NEW PROCESSES AND FINISHES. FROM ADAPTING TRADITIONAL MEXICAN WEAVING TECHNIQUES FOR CONTEMPORARY USES TO PLAYING WITH NEW OXIDATION METHODS OR EVEN JUST SETTING SOMETHING ON FIRE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO CREATE AND SIEZE ON UNEXPECTED BEAUTY. TO THAT END ATRA AS A STUDIO WELCOMES AND SUPPORTS ESTABLISHED AND EMERGING ARTISTS AND DESIGNER INTO THE STUDIO TO APPLY AND EXPERIMENT WITH THE UNIQUE CAPABILITIES AND THE PIONEEERING SPIRIT OF ATRA IN ORDER TO CREATE NEW PIECES, COLLECTIONS AND WORKS OF ART. 

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MEXICO CITY

ATRA’S MULTI-DISCIPLINARY DESIGN STUDIO, SHOWROOM AND FACTORY IS LOCATED IN MEXICO CITY’S HISTORIC SANTA MARÍA LA RIBERA NEIGHBORHOOD. WE WORK ON NICHE TO LARGE-SCALE INTERIOR FURNISHING AND ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS IN CULTURAL AND COMMERCIAL FIELDS. EVERY ONE OF OUR VENTURES IS TAKEN FROM DRAWING BOARD TO FINISHED PRODUCT BY OUR TEAM OF CROSS-INDUSTRY EXPERTS, WHO CONDUCT EXTENSIVE RESEARCH TO CREATE TAILORED, INSPIRING ENVIRONMENTS AND DESIGN SOLUTIONS.

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SAN FRANCISCO 

ATRA HAS MADE A SECOND HOME FOR ITSELF IN THE HEART OF SAN FRANCISCO, WHERE IT OPENED THE DOORS OF ATRA IN AUGUST 2018. A MICROCOSM OF THE STUDIO’S AESTHETIC PHILOSOPHY, THIS GALLERY SPACE SHOWCASES SIGNATURE COLLECTION PIECES AS WELL AS ARTISTIC CREATIONS BY RISING AND RENOWNED TALENT FROM MEXICO AND BEYOND. THE GALLERY IN SACRAMENTO STREET, PRESIDIO HEIGHTS IS ALSO A MEETING PLACE FOR THOSE PASSIONATE ABOUT INSPIRING CONTEMPORARY DESIGN AND THE HOST OF EXPOSITIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

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