- Materials: Natural wood without varnish
- Handmade in Mexico
- 16 x 3 cm
Utilitario Mexicano is a partnership of Libia Moreno and Enrique Arellano, dedicated to searching, choosing and selecting Mexican objects: how many there are, who makes them, what are their middle and small traders. A tireless work of street curators devoted to dust off artifacts from yesteryear and forever.
Utilitario Mexicano has over 1,500 singular objects in this collection, each with its uses and history, chosen for some particular reason, whose common feature is its usefulness. Products that were not made to be forgotten or to be replaced soon, but were made with the firm purpose of lasting. Manufactured in blacksmithing, carpentry, lathe and ceramic workshops, these objects survive with the imprint of uniqueness that makes each one different, and imperfectly beautiful and valuable.
They are classified by material, by use, by color, by chronology or by subjective harmony. The catalog includes: funnels, pitchers and enamel tableware, aluminum juice extractors, tortilla presses, copper teapots, weights, metal fruit bowls, various light bulbs, desk bells, serving spoons, baskets, bottles, water dispensers, mortars, graters, stove sandwich toasters, openers, mills, nutcrackers, extension cords and plug-ins, among many others.