about us

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We were moved to launch Atlántico Arts & Crafts from the love we have for Latin American design.  


We think that Latin American artistic talent is a great unknown in Europe and we want to help spread it, making a curation of the best contemporary pieces. For this, we collaborate with the most cutting-edge industrial designers, architects, artists and craftsmen in the current scenario.


All the products are handmade with natural resources and hold a strong component of innovation. We work with criteria of environmental sustainability and the right relationship with designers and craftsmen. We care about nature and support sustainable development. 


Our philosophy is that we all deserve to surround ourselves with simple but beautiful everyday objects that generate harmonious and functional environments in our living space.

work team & collaborators

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Gabriel Ridaura

CEO, Co-founder

Mexico City, 1983. Graduated from Audiovisual Communication by the Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM, CCM), has a Communication & Media Production, B.F.A. His experience in television production is wide, in documentary, sports, and fiction formats, always involved in the fields of development, creative and executive production.


To mention the most outstanding, in 2017 he was involved in the production of the Tv series "El Chapo", for Storyhouse; previously, he produced for more than 3 years a tv wrestling show broadcast weekly on Televisa channels and distributed by its subsidiaries to the rest of the world.


He also studied at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC), in the Film Screenwriting concentration. His involvement in the film industry, has led him to occupy positions in several film festivals in Mexico; his most outstanding activity is the artistic production of Los Cabos International Film Festival throughout two editions.


His most recent work as an audiovisual producer is a feature-length documentary awaiting commercial premiere. In 2018, parallel to her career and coinciding with her change of residence, from Mexico City to Madrid, Spain, he founded Atlántico Arts & Crafts, a company focused on the production and distribution, mainly in European territory, of contemporary Latin American design's objects and furniture.


Irene Durán

CSO, Co-founder

She holds a degree in Economics, International Economics and Development from the Complutense University, a Master in Entrepreneurship in TeamLabs and a Master in Foreign Trade from the Rey Juan Carlos University. In 2018 she decided to launch together with Gabriel: Atlántico Arts & Crafts.


This project was born with the objective of expanding the cultural wealth of Latin America through contemporary design in Europe, through the curatorship of the work of industrial and artistic designers of the current Latin American scene.


Arantxa Solís

Visual artist

Arantxa Solis Pozos was born in 1990 in Cali, Colombia. Of Mexican nationality, she studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) complementing her academic training at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture of Paris La Villette.


She has participated with the Universidad Iberoamericana in the contest Arte / Idea 2006, obtaining honorable mention for the theoretical project Through the Looking Glass and in the collective exhibition Anthropometry 2015.


Her profession is focused on the plastic arts, especially towards painting and drawing.

In 2016, she presented the series Playing with Nori in the collective exhibition 4 X 4 of the LAB Gallery in San José del Cabo, BCS. Among her latest publications and exhibitions, the work All decision is a jump, selected at the J A Monroy painting biennial in Jalisco.


She currently lives and works on her own project that involves working with gold leaf, in addition to working with Atlántico Arts & Crafts from Mexico City.


Caterina Moretti


A Mexican designer born in Vienna, Austria, has a particular focus on detail, since each of her creations have been carefully designed and manufactured to please the eye, even when observing the smallest details and the most hidden recesses.


Moretti, who studied architecture at the University of Guadalajara, began creating original objects in 2007, which, as she describes it, are "small accents with the ability to illuminate a space".


Caterina seeks inspiration in daily experiences and in the interaction that people have with the objects that surround them. She creates pieces that can be incorporated into daily life and that translate the aesthetics of nature into designs with subtle, minimalist and organic lines. Moretti has exhibited his work in some of the most important design events both in Mexico and in the world.

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Christian Thornton

Glass Blowing Artist

Originally from Washington, United States. Sculptor, glass artist with participation of his work in a large number of international exhibitions.


His projects have an environmental and sustainable position, a long experience in the glass process as an engineer, he has designed technology systems for artisanal and sustainable production as well as "formulated glass". He is also the founder of Xaquixe and Procesos Proambientales XQ.


Claudia Gómez


Claudia Gómez, an industrial designer from the Universidad Iberoamericana, founded her own brand, "Trot" in 2016, with the purpose of promoting Mexican products and design.


Cecilia Bolio & Rodolfo Morales


A couple of creators focused on working with wood. Cecilia, interior designer and Rodolfo, plastic artist, produce furniture and contemporary accessories with natural finishes that highlight the simplicity and beauty of wood. They use artisanal techniques and processes combined with technology to guarantee the best quality products.


Euri Lorenzo


Euri Lorenzo, restorer who likes to work with gold leaf, and Arantxa Solís, architect with passion for other artistic disciplines, and who after working together for a year and a half in the creation of more than 300 gold leaf decorative circles for a project in the Mexican city of Cozumel, and observe that the project was very successful, decided to ally to join the technical and artistic part of each one in a team that works in gold leaf, mainly.


Joana Valdéz & Karim Molina


Joana Váldez, industrial designer from Mérida, Yucatán and Karim Molina, textile designer, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, from the volcanic rock feel the need to design pieces with this material so ancient and little used in contemporary accessories.


Laura Noriega


AD Mexico: "For Laura, forging a real connection with artisans is an essential part of the process of creating a contemporary and different design ..."


Laura Noriega is an industrial designer born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, with a great passion for design, Mexico has provided one of the most important tools for product development: craft processes.


Working hand in hand with skilled artisans in different production processes and handling of different natural materials the essence of this combination is reflected in the final product, beauty, aesthetics and shapes give each piece a unique value that represents the purest of Mexico.


Laura Noriega has nurtured her skills by working in different countries such as Spain, Japan, Chile, Italy and Mexico, always with a vision towards the artisan production processes of each place.

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Blown Glass, Stone, Copper, Palm & Wood Workshop

Young workshop focused on the design and production of pieces designed for home, mainly for the table and kitchen, in blown glass, copper, palm, wood and volcanic stone, low-cost and high production numbers.


It has a large capacity blown glass factory in Mexico City, which allows it to cover projects with great demands.

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Salime Harp Cruces

Blown glass processes

Originally from Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. Industrial engineer graduated from ITESM with a thesis specializing in industrial processes in the production of glass. She obtained a scholarship from ITESM-CONACYT for a master's degree in Industrial Engineering, with a thesis for the installation and operation of a micro glass industry.


She specialized in techniques applied to glass (Urban Glass, NY) in blowing, fusing and unleaded stained glass. She has participated in several national and international collective exhibitions, as a teacher in various glass techniques and as a promoter of the sustainable glass culture in Mexico.



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