Studio: La Metropolitana
Project: Noma Mexico
Location: Tulum Mexico
Credit: Jason Loucas
The design inspiration behind Noma Mexico came from the values that both companies share. To talk about Noma is synonymous to the highest quality and sophistication, as well as innovation and the ability to set new trends. Mexican culture plays a very important role in our conceptualization process; our country’s history and traditions drive our work as designers.
A mixture of Mexican concepts surrounding food –such as the traditional markets that can be found throughout the country– inspired this architectonic project. We have taken some of fundamental elements of these markets and have implemented them with a more formal and functional tone. Examples of this include the cover solutions and heights, as well as the elimination of any visual barrier impacting the view into the open kitchen.
Life in the great cities has made us less capable of connecting with the wilderness. In a world where everything seems to be so structured, we find it fundamental to recover our adaptive nature in order to feel the soil with our own feet again and in doing so we can realize that change relies on uncertainty.
This concept inspired us to create a line of furniture designed specifically for NOMA Mexico. The goal was to provide the costumer with a unique dining experience that stands out from the classic “fine dining” structure, while maintaining the highest standards of quality.