Alexander & Andreas Diaz Andersson
The brothers blend their Scandinavian heritage with Mexican craftsmanship in their art-meets-design practice, Atra
Letting the materials talk is at the heart of the diverse practice of Swedish-born brothers Alexander and Andreas Diaz Andersson, who founded the industrial-design-meets-art firm Atra. In their Mexico City studio, artists, designers, and architects work alongside metalworkers, upholsterers, and woodworkers, infusing the traditional handicrafts of Mexico with their Scandinavian background.
Alexander takes the lead on sculptural furniture, like the rounded Baby Beluga love seat, while Andreas focuses on geometry-based artworks that play with the idea of volume. Installed together this past winter at Design Miami/, the pieces created quite the buzz, although it’s Alexander who does most of the talking.