M: Do you think that Mexican design is ready to enter the international market as how it is now?
A: I think there are a few exceptions but as a whole I think we are still in desperate need of support from our local industry, I believe that we have the talent but it needs to meet with the muscle and when we do that we’ll be able to first create a healthy national market that could easily grow to other places. This doesn’t mean that Mexico is not exporting to other countries, we do but it’s usually on the artisanal or replicas level not on the design level, so I do believe that it’s a matter of time before the business people find out that Mexican design is a good bet.
M: You are one of the few Mexican Design Brands that is focusing on the Mexican Market right? How fast do you think is this market growing?
A: I think that in Mexico there aren’t that many design brands and a lot of them are focusing on the high-end markets which do not represent most of Mexico. We do work with these type of clients, but also work a lot outside of the design circuits, there’s a lot of people that work with us solely because of our competitive prices, people that might have bought a replica or some cheap typical-restaurant furniture come to us and can buy Bueno, bonito y barato! (good quality, good looking and good price).
“in Mexico there aren’t that many design brands and a lot of them are focusing on the high-end markets..”