ABOUT

Mexican Industrial Designer specialized in product design, interior design and creative direction within fashion, furniture, lifestyle and technology.

 

About

Projects that tell stories, a phrase that  best describes the work of Joel Escalona. As one of the most prolific and multidisciplinary designers of his generation, Joel has worked on a set of projects ranging from product design, furniture and jewelry, to consulting, creative direction and collectible design pieces for galleries. Joel's work translates to much more than just an extensive portfolio: it’s the materialization of understanding and mastering the materials, processes and the culture that surrounds him, resulting in transdisciplinary projects with a relevant discourse, a reflection of himself.

Working with clients in Mexico, the United States, Europe and Asia, has provided him with a global vision that permeates each of the projects involving him. Whether it is a set of pots that are mass-produced for sale in a supermarket or collectible design pieces that are exhibited in galleries, Joel generates tangible value for each of these projects through the domain in execution and narrative that surrounds them .

Joel's work has been exhibited in the most important design capitals of the world: Milan, New York, Paris, Switzerland, and Mexico City. He has participated in the most relevant events in the design world, such as the Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano on several occasions, ICFF Studio at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York and was invited to act as representative of Latin American design in the special exhibition Talents à la Carte by Maison & Objet in Paris. He has also been present in renowned contemporary art and design fairs, such as ZONAMACO in Mexico City and DESIGN MIAMI / BASEL in Switzerland.

Named as "one of the new wave of young designers to watch for in the world" by Wallpaper * Magazine, as well as the publication of his work in Dezeen, Metropolis Magazine, Architectural Digest and GQ, Joel creates editorial value for each of the projects, clients and collaborators with whom he works.

In addition to his design studio, Joel Escalona is a founding member of Cooperativa Panorámica, a group of Mexican designers who explore new design territories, he is also the creative director of the contemporary furniture brand NONO, hi is part of the editorial board of Architectural Digest México and teaches at CENTRO and at ITESM, the most recognized private universities in design in Mexico City.


Photo by Mariana Garcia

Photo by Mariana Garcia

 

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Imm Living — Canada
Grupo HeWi — Mexico
LUSASUL — Mexico
Complementa — Mexico
NONO — Mexico
Odabashian — USA/Mexico
Cinépolis — Mexico
URREA — Mexico
TANE — Mexico
Masisa/Glocal — Mexico
Peñoles/MUMEDI — Mexico
Roche Bobois — France
Opinion Ciatti — Italy

CINSA — Mexico
BD Barcelona — Spain
Projects Watches — USA
OTHR — USA
NOUVEL — Mexico
Pirwi – Mexico
CIMA — Mexico
LIBBEY / CRISA — USA/Mexico
MATER — Copenhagen
VIMO — France
ÁNGULO 0 Gallery — Mexico
ammann // gallery — Germany