Galeana Tube Vase

by Jorge Diego Etienne Mexico

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Dimension LxWxH (cm): 12x12x21
Limited Editions Material : Alabaster Stone
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The Galeana Collection by Jorge Diego Etienne is made up of six objects sculpted in alabaster that speak of origin, craft processes, and materiality. It is done in collaboration with the Master Francisco Charles from Galeana, Nuevo León in Northern Mexico. The town sits 1,639m above sea level and has one of the best deposits of this variety of calcium sulfate in the world, characterized by its pure white color.

The project combines artisanal manual labor with experimentation in advanced manufacturing. Using pencil, chisel, sandpaper, and wedges, the craftsman solves proposed digital modelling and 3D prints, demonstrating his mastery over a polished technique for over five decades. Each of these stones was carefully extracted from the fields, giving them a unique and unrepeatable identity. The same hands that break the earth with the blows of a mallet, cut, define, and smooth the piece, denoting the skill and sensitivity of the craftsman to work it.

With Galeana, common objects in our daily lives are re-contextualized as functional sculptures, deconstructed to generate a language of rational forms interposed in a calculated irrational order. The detail and precision speak of the patience in each stroke of the Master who, through this collaboration, seeks to share his knowledge to motivate others to keep working with alabaster stone in Galeana.

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Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 15 × 15 × 25 cm
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About the designer


Jorge Diego Etienne is an industrial designer living and working in Monterrey, Mexico.

He founded his industrial design studio in 2012, and has worked with firms including Zavotti, Tupperware, and Coca Cola.

He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Designaholic, a design blog.

He is a co-founder of DECODE, a local design proyect that organizes an annual festival and a student exhibition.

He is a founding member of Cooperativa Panoramica, a group of young Mexican designers.

He holds a degree from Tec de Monterrey; and studied at Central Saint Martins, Domus Academy, Parsons School of Design, and the Kyoto Institute of Technology. 

He is currently a teacher at Tec de Monterrey; and a speaker on design, creativity, and entrepreneurship topics.

Jorge Diego is the only Mexican designer to participate for three consecutive years (2015-2018) in Salone Satellite at the Milan Furniture Fair.

His work has been included in prestigious design exhibitions in Mexico, the Crafts and Folk Arts Museum in Los Angeles, Maison Folies Wazemmes in Lille, and featured in importan design events like ICFF in New York, Maison & Objet in Paris and the BID in Madrid.

His Mesas Candela recieved the Architectural Digest’s Iconos del Diseño 2018 Award for Best Furniture Design of the Year.

Jorge Diego thinks of design as a strategic means to make more and better business for clients, and products that create lasting experiences for users, within a critical and global perspective: design beyond design.

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New Solid is a vision to feel and live with art. It is the first show of Casa Nueva, a livable gallery space and apartment hotel initiated by designers River Valadez and Sebastián Arroyo Hoebens, built on the idea that art can be inhabited. We invite visitors to participate in the dialogue among transdisciplinary works from the contemporary art and design scene. It concerns functional art designed and conceived by artists from two magnificent cities, Mexico City and New York, in a correlation founded in geometry, technology, and crafts. The artworks, bliss for the contemplative eye and a joy to use, will invite the beholder to examine the floating and multidimensional character of concepts such as mass, volume, or weight. The location, equipped as a functional living space, can be found in the historical center of Mexico City. The event will be part of the Design Week Mexico festivities in partnership with Adorno, acting as the international design and logistics platform, as well as Ángulo Cero, an Art Gallery with astonishing designs located in Mexico City, and with the support of Yunuen Sariego, promoter and curator of contemporary art based in Mexico City.