presents a sophisticated selection of design and lifestyle objects, designed and handcrafted in Mexico.
departs from a profound respect for Mexican tradition and culture, in dialogue with contemporary design and architecture.
shows another, underexposed side of Mexico, far beyond the clichés of tacos, sombreros and mariachis.
authenticity. Each object is designed and made in Mexico. And is an interpretation of traditional materials and artisan techniques.
aesthetics. Every object is a delight to the eye. And carries a silent form of austerity and purity.
ethics. Each product is made with sustainable materials and techniques. The employees work in good conditions against a fair wage.
After years of immersion in the Mexican culture through marriage, family, friends, work experiences and a lot of stays in Mexico … I found it time to unveil a marvellous underexposed side of Mexico. No stories about mariachi, telenovelas, men with moustaches, tacos, hammocks and all-inclusive beach resorts. But stories about the creative talent in Mexico. Mexico City is the New York of Latin America. The contemporary architecture in combination with the natural light and the versatile landscapes throughout the country keep on fascinating me. There is coming up a huge generation of driven designers translating a deep respect for authentic materials & techniques into contemporary design objects. These young entrepreneurs are socially engaged, proud of their rich traditions and determined to create sustainable and ethical partnerships with local artisans. In Mexico you will find an abundance of excellent taste. With KUUN I tell the story behind this tasteful Mexico through a unique selection of handmade design objects. Be welcome and let me take you into the world of contemporary Mexican design & architecture. x Marianne