Espresso cup for coffee, tequila or mezcal full of texture and ancient history. Take a sip into one of these cups and go back into pre-Columbian times.
Inspiration: pre-Columbian iconography from the Tarascan Civilization in the state of Michoacán. Before the Spanish colonization, the Tarascan Civilization was the 2nd largest in Mesoamerica (covering the states of Michoacán, Jalisco and Guanajuato). A big rival of the Aztec Empire.
Produced in: Mexico City.
Material: enamel (lead-free porcelanized steel and environmentally friendly).
Capacity: 85 ml.
Includes: 4 espresso cups of different styles.
Product care: dishwasher safe, not microwave safe. Caution when using boiling water since the material can get hot.
Handmade with care in Mexico.
- About Malte Taller
- Our designer brands
They create contemporary enamel products inspired by the textures found in Mexican nature and historical locations. They want to take enamel to the next level in design with a contemporary context.
Deni Correa and Olaria Agis, are the designers located in Mexico City. And they decided to specialize in the enamel technique to provide high-quality products. All their products are created with flux paint for enamel and bake them under very high heat to keep the images intact. This makes them very resistant, they can be put directly to fire, and are very easy to clean.
They create different line collections where every piece is in sync with each other, so you can mix and match the pieces. For example, for their collections that have different names from Mexican states, they decided to look for pre-Colombian iconography and used their different geometric shapes in their pieces that look even better when they integrate with other pieces.
We are honored to present to you Mexican designer brands that are giving a contemporary view of our handmade and ancient traditions. Each one of them has decided to take a piece of our daily traditions, have studied it, and then, with a design concept in mind, have taken it to the next level to present high-quality products with a modern view for you to be able to incorporate them into your daily life.
What makes us happy is to be able to share with you their vision in our Mexican culture, and allow you to take a piece of culture into your home.
Most of our designers work with artisans from specialized communities in the handcrafts they work on:
- They support small producers from specific communities and cooperatives.
- They incorporate the artisans into their creative process to co-create concepts that bring our ancient traditions to life. This helps the artisans to regain confidence in the work they do.
- They ensure artisans receive a fair payment for their work according to local wages.
- For textile communities, most of the artisans are women, and they are ensured equal treatment. And because if the flexibility of their handwork they can also work from home. Most of these artisans gather together to create co-operatives to work together and share experiences.
- A typical artisan working space: at home, in their cooperative, or at the "taller" (workshop) space they start the day taking care of their kids and family, then they find a comfortable space to start working on the textiles. The spaces are usually open which allows feeling the freeze and the natural sound of the animals that surround the environment.