A good interior does not only require much thought, but it also leads to spaces in which endless reflection becomes possible. In their work, the Aagnes team searches for the perfect balance between tradition and modernity and effortlessly blends nature into an interior. Enjoy the warmth in this extraordinary residence.
Interior studio Aagnes is situated in Guadalajara, Mexico and envisions beautiful interiors as well as design objects. They refer to their work as a craft, in which it is of the utmost importance to know which materials evoke the best atmosphere and ensure a calm mood. Light and earthy, natural colours therefore get a large role. With their interiors, the studio wants to invite you to a take a break and reflect. They describe their style as a constant dialogue between traditional and contemporary, historical and timeless, and local and worldwide trends. They are a big fan of Mexican craftsmanship, such as burnished clay from Tonalá and chopped paper from San Salvador Huixcolotla. These elements are in turn combined with design pieces from, amongst others, Rufina Tamayo, Clara Porset, Alexander Calder, and Isamo Noguchi.
Each detail is a tribute to the surrounding nature
In Casa Cedros, one of the studio’s most recent projects, that vision becomes a reality. For the architecture of the residence, which is based in Tapalpa, Mexico, the renowned architect Sergio Ortiz was responsible. In his work, we find characteristics of the so-called Tapatío School of Architecture, also known as Mexican regionalism: chiaroscuro, the use of raw, local materials such as cedar and black quarry, and a patio. In Casa Cedros, wood and stone from nearby forests are combined in an interesting way, and much attention is paid to the light and the patio, where the social life of the residence converges. Respect for the architectural structure and the environment turn this residence into an aesthetically and conceptually attractive whole. Each detail is a tribute to the surrounding nature. Wooden, brutalist objects come together here with several copper pieces, marble tables with an extraordinary structure, Mexican basketry, and silhouettes that remind of Japanese minimalism. Everything is brought together in such a way as to create a balance where present, past, and future perfectly blend into each other. Design pieces are not selected because they must each shine in their own right, but because they complement each other. The fireplace, patio, and windows received a central place in the architecture, since they completely define a space. Furthermore, next to a lot of wood, we find many warm white shades and black accents. In each project, Aagnes reflects on the whole and the atmosphere that an interior radiates. The ways in which colours, materials, and objects fit together is crucial in their vision. With much attention for nature, all spaces in Casa Cedros offer exactly that which the interior studio strives for: a place to reflect.
Photography by Cesar Bejar