- Art & Design
To celebrate the launch of their first collection, the young New York design brand Monolith displays its works at Campos Polanco in Mexico City. The nine unique designs transcend the line between functional objects and art and highlight the natural materials from which they are made.
Monolith was founded in 2022 by designer Marc Personick, who is also the co-founder of Kobu, which offers luxury hotels and holiday residences. The innovative studio produces true collector’s items that form an elegant, unique addition to your interior. They deliberately choose raw materials combined with impressive craftsmanship, which is emphasised by clean lines and heavy proportions. For their sophisticated designs, they collaborate with talented architects and designers from all over the world. All pieces of the collection are handmade by local craftspeople in Mexico City and New York.
Raw materials are emphasised by clean lines and heavy proportions
The Sanctuary Collection is only the studio’s first collection, but already promises great things straight away. It contains a number of chairs and stools, a bench, side tables, consoles, and an extraordinary table lamp. The nine pieces are made from Jalapa travertine, Recinto Negro, white oak, and walnut. Some works were exclusively designed for this collection and are by London architect Benni Allan and the Parisian design studio Studio Le Cann. The sculptural, organic designs blend functionality and art in one and the same object. They follow a minimalist approach, which is exactly their strength. The collection can now be found in the luxury Polanco neighbourhood in Mexico City. Campos Polanco contains twelve beautiful residences and spaces for social gatherings that offer privacy and exclusivity, but still evoke a homely feel. Because of the domain’s residential nature and its elegant style, the Monolith designs fully come into their own here. At Campos Polanco, inspiration is clearly found in the local heritage and the knowledge of artists and craftsmen. A passion for curiosity and discovering new elements are strongly stimulated here. That Monolith chose this luxurious but at the same time intimate place to present their collection, is therefore no surprise at all.
These limited-edition pieces show that a focus on materials and unusual forms is enough to create a successful design. With this beautiful collection, the young design studio makes a promising first impression and makes us look forward to what is yet to come. Images courtesy of Monolith
Visualisations by Kermit Labs
Art direction by Charlotte Taylor