We are very excited because… DALILIPS are here!!
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On the last week of May, we launched DALILIPS through our new brand D’Argenta Studio, not only in silver, but in pure copper, gold and the new resin finishes in color red, white and black.
The origins of this piece goes back to 1936, when Dalí designed a sofa taking the shape of lips under commission from the english patron Edward James, taking as a basis his collage Mae West’s face which may be used as a surrealist aparatment (1934-35). Later, in 1973, Dalí made a new version of it for the Mae West room of the Dalí Theatre-Museum, with the collaboration of the architect Óscar Tusquets.
This is a mini sculpture of the original sofa, ment to transform any space into an artistic corner and it is an honor to be able to work with his masterpieces and share them around the world.
We are proud to be part
of the amazing project “Las Diosas de Plata”.
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We are more than proud to take part in the 47th Diosas de Plata, where PECIME recognizes the most outstanding work within Mexican Cinema exhibited during 2017.
This year’s statuettes were made by our artisans; who have more than forty years of experience elaborating art pieces in precious metals. The figures fabrication requires an exhaustive and detailed process, given that each piece is meticulously inspected to guarantee that the Diosas de Plata turn out perfect for the long-awaited ceremony.
The stylized statuette is made of bronze with a silver-plating, and covered with a specialized varnish to maintain the figure’s shine and protect it from damage over time. This piece of art is a creation of the prestigious artist Federico Canessi (1906 – 1977), who made it especially for PECIME.
The Diosas de Plata accounts for many symbols within Aztec mythology; representing many deities such as the God of Creation, Fertility, of the Arts, Wisdom, and the God of Perseverance. Hence the elements that it’s made up of: the spike, the turtle on which the effigy sits, the serpent, and the feather headdress.
The following video by the PECIME shows the Diosas de Plata’s detailed fabrication process for the first time, same with which the association’s party is initiated to celebrate the 47th ceremony of this prestigious award dedicated to Mexican Cinema.
Welcome to the Family!
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Today is a very special day for D’Argenta, as we welcome a new family brand: D’Argenta Studio.
D’Argenta Studio was born with the purpose of exploring new targets through fresh ideas, and to take a closer approach to the design world. Thanks to our artisans’ expertise, and their collaboration with international artists and designers, we are able to transform our experience into elegant and world-known pieces.
Up until today, we are proud to present two collections:
Tzompantli: From the nahuatl “tzontli” which means skull, and “pantli” which means row. Thus, we can understand the collection as a “Row of skulls.”
UFO design by the Italian Designer Attanasio Mazzone
Pedro Ramírez Vázquez was deeply inspired by the Mesoamerican culture, on which he made his personal interpretation to dazzle us with this piece in resin; made possible by the hands of our artisans.
It’s an honor to be able to work with his masterpieces and share his work around the world.
This collection emerged from Attanasio Mazzone’s fascination for the undefined, the unknown, that which we cannot understand or explain, and from the need to explore who we are and where we come from. UFO’s design was the medium through which he was able to root those thoughts and turn them into tangible ideas.
This multifunctional collection can play and evolve from a decorative object to a utilitarian one, meeting different needs.
The piece’s shape and personality let the piece adapt and work in any kind of environment, at the same time as it makes you feel that which you would feel in a UFO encounter; making it a piece that will never go unnoticed.