Guatemala City-based studio Agnes is a young Central American design practice. Their collection ‘Living-Stone’ envisages what design could look like in a post-human utopia.

Partners in both work and love, Estefania de Ros and Gustavo Quintana spent two years researching pre-Colombian craftsmanship to establish an aesthetic that they thought could fit with their idea of a new future for Central American design.

As they explain: “The Living-Stone is an exploration of contrast between the past and the future, the still and the living, of ancient materials and techniques in a futuristic context. It explores the contrast between the hand crafted and the streamlined, seeking the portrayal of a Post Human Utopia. Inspired and driven by our architectural heritage and by theoretical architects from the 60’s and 70’s Radicalism , we imagined the object as the possible evolution of Mesoamerican symbolism in Pre-Columbian architecture and design.”

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