Luego Luego
Design from Mexico City
January 20 – January 25

No place on earth has captured our attention as much as Mexico City when it comes to contemporary design and architecture. Over the past decade, the city has seen an explosion of work that draws upon Mexico’s rich history of craftsmanship and vibrant cottage industry yet reimagined through the eyes of contemporary designers. Decidedly and uniquely Mexican, this work tells a different kind of story, one that isn’t interested in Euro-American trends and that looks instead to Mexico’s unique traditions and landscapes.

This January, Kalon is thrilled to host Luego Luego, an exhibition and trunk show of work from three CDMX, women-owned design studios that exemplify this creative partnership between traditional artisans and contemporary designers. Curated by Kalon, Luego Luego includes made-to-measure, fine shirting by Chava Studio, ceramics and glass work by Perla Valtierra, and artisanal bronze work and wild-harvested Mexican teas by Casa Ahorita. Luego Luego will also present a special, limited-edition, collaborative project between Kalon, Perla Valtierra and Té Ahorita. All the work is exclusive to the event and will be available for purchase.

Luego Luego opens to the public on Saturday, January 20th, 10am-5pm at the Kalon Showroom.

Chava Studio will be taking private, made-to-measure appointments on Sunday, January 21st between the hours of 11am-5pm. Please email to book your appointment.

Perla Valtierra
Originally from Chihuahua, northern Mexico, Perla Valtierra works in pottery and glass. Working with communities in Oaxaca, Zacatecas and Guanajuato, her projects explore Mexican craftsmanship, traditional processes and local materials. Creative collaboration and the exchange of knowledge occupy a central place in her production. Perla currently works with the Taller El Mezquital and with the traditional potter Don Jesús Torres in the Bajío region.

Chava Studio
Founded by Olivia Villanti in Mexico City in 2020, Chava Studio is a made-to-order clothing company with a focus on fine shirting for women. Every hand-crafted piece is designed and developed in partnership with Gilly e Hijos, a 30-year old family- run fabric and shirting studio. Gilly e Hijos is owned and operated by Olivia’s in-laws, who have imported European fine fabrics into Mexico for decades.

Casa Ahorita
A creative platform for collaboration and exhibition, Casa Ahorita was founded in 2020 by Su Wu, a writer and curator based in Mexico City, to encourage new work, commissions, and design discourse. In both Mexico City and Oaxaca, it has shown the work of Lucas Cantu, Alana Burns, Fernando Laposse, Minjae Kim, Raina Lee, Jonathan Cross, Matthias Kaiser, Dolores Porras, and many more, while developing new pieces with Mexican designers including Elise Durbecq, Chebos, and Jose García Antonio. In 2023, Casa Ahorita collaborated with Studio IMA and chef Elena Reygadas of Rosetta on a tea salon, “Té Ahorita,” with newly commissioned teaware and whole-leaf teas.