The furniture is part of a state-sponsored collaboration to explore better low-income housing options in Mexico
Spotted: Mexico-based Esrawe Studio has designed two collections of low-cost, easy-to-produce furniture for a state housing project. The collections aim to prove that high-quality housing does not have to be expensive.
Designer Héctor Esrawe and his team used easy-to-obtain materials – wood and metal – to create the furniture. All the pieces can be easily reproduced at local workshops across Mexico. The collections include beds, sofas, tables and chairs – everything for a fully-furnished house. The furniture is part of a state-sponsored collaboration to explore better low-income housing options in Mexico. At present, Esrawe Studio is being used to furnish 32 homes. Eventually, the designs will be included in low-cost housing across the country.
Springwise has spotted other efforts using modern design to create low-cost, sustainable and quality housing. Forty developers in Sweden have designed nearly 1000 homes as part of an experimental housing expo. Dutch architecture firm KAW is designing homes that generate more energy than they consume.