Pentágono is a young firm aimed at bolstering mexican design to new levels on contemporary and global platforms.
The studio is composed of a creative team with backgrounds in a broad scope of practices such as branding, art, product, furniture, graphic and interior design. Its members have collaborated with well-known design studios in mexico city and new york, including Ezequiel Farca, Ariel Rojo, Diablo Design, Ricardo Casas, Nos Design, Rococo, American Design Club, Roll & Hill y Sebastian Errazuriz.
We believe in interdisciplinary and international collaboration as the pattern for innovative development over any type of problem.
Pentagono ́s design philosophy is based on a deep conceptual stage
where the social, economic, cultural, technical and functional
needs are explored. Resulting in a holistic solution expressed
through an object, media or experience.
Hee Jong Moon
PARIS DESIGN WEEK | GALERIE JOSEPH,PARIS.2013
INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE FAIR | NEW YORK CITY.2013
SALONE INTERNAZIONALE DEL MOBILE | MILAN.2013
THE BLOOMING BRANCHES | VALENTINA GZZ WOHLERS | MEXICO CITY.2013
STOCKHOLM FURNITURE FAIR | STOCKHOLM.2013
HECHO EN MÉXICO | DESIGN WEEK MEXICO | MEXICO CITY.2012
OBJETO TRASCIENDE | MONTERREY.2012
PREMIO PROMESAS | HABITAT EXPO | MEXICO CITY.2012
DIMUEBLE | GUADALAJARA.2012
The entire universe is shaped from multiple connections that are arranged according to their capacity to give structure. Unison is created between each contact point to establish a common balance. From this, the inspiration for nodo was drawn: a furniture collection consisting of a network with numerous connections that generate its structure and geometry.
Nodo takes the essence from the classic piece of furniture and
transforms it into a dynamic object completely made out of
fiberglass. The interwoven fibers were not only designed to
function as a structural component but to allow the piece to
behave as a membrane through which communication between the
environment and its context is encouraged. Instead of a solid
surface piece, this product has an open aesthetic, displaying its
content in an honest manner while using little material and
maintaining high structural resistance.
Thus far, the nodo collection consists of a console, a coffee table, a floor and a desk lamp in red, black and yellow colors. we are currently working on new applications exploring this innovative technique.
The Dark Series
With each new piece in the NODO Collection we search for greater complexity. We found an additive powder for resin that captures the light and glows in its absence. The process is very similar to what we have done in the past; there are only two relevant differences. The pigments utilized previously are liquids, the final color resin can be easily observed in the mixture before applying it. On the other hand, the luminescent powder we are currently using has no coloring and therefore the exact amount has to be verified in the dark. The Dark Series was born from a coffee table and two hanging lamps that can easily be related to a futuristic lounge or club.
Mexcal + Contemporary Ritual
Mezcal is a traditional elixir from Mexico. The pre-Hispanic drink holds medicinal properties and entails rituals in which a connection with the gods is established.
Despite its growing popularity around the world, mezcal is still being served in common tequila shots, without outstanding its distinctive flavors and properties. Thinking about that we decided that such an iconic drink needs special containers designed for it, in order to generate new rituals for a public that requires different spiritual connections.
MEXCAL is inspired in the traditional water tanks from Mexico City. Transferring that aerial aesthetic from the rooftop to the tabletop.
The set is comprised of four 2 oz. shots and a 14 oz. jar completely hand made on ceramics and wood. The shot ́s cap has a double function: between coaster when assembled to the bottom and a small container when inversely used for the worm salt and orange ritual.
The shots are available in a variety of ceramic finishes and
clays, with caps artisanally turned on a lathe over different
kinds of wood like tzalam, walnut and pine.
MEXCAL is an exclusive design. Drink it straight.
Geodesic Dome + Avemed
The geodesic dome emerges from the need to build a large reunion space which adapts to different areas, plus being easily assembled and moved. this structure is durable, sustainable and contains a high symbolic value.
Thought to be set up in public spaces, the tent is built on a geodesic dome structure consisting of cardboard tubing and powder-coated steel connections. The interior holds conferences, meditation-yoga sessions and even theater performances.
Its form and cover not only generate excellent acoustical and structural properties, but allow fresh air to flow into the space, protecting users from the suffocating heat of the
desert in Coahuila, México.
In addition, the design confers a symbolic message that
connects its visitors and unifies them at a physical,
emotional and spiritual level.
How would objects look like today if petrochemical products never
existed? Eventually we are running out of petroleum in a near
future, what would be our options for finishes and wood
conservation? In order to answer these questions we decided to
explore, experiment, and develop natural paints consistently
produced from raw materials.
The natural paint collection is a colour palette consisting of
tints made out of organic and mineral renewable resources like
rosin, linseed oil, tar and clay earth pigments.
The project shows that natural and traditional finishes can give
us surprising results on the treatment process. reinventing the
aesthetics on how the material must perfectly look.
This collection consists of paint samples and ten containers,
which functioned as the medium to make the project tangible and
display the richness and organic essence of wood.
Cardboard Art + Grupo Garze
Three dimensional poster design using recycled corrugated cardboard. This art piece is a visual representation of Grupo Garze ́s integral business perspective through graphic elements and textures.
“A wide range vision over the future generating infinte cycles
under a limitless creative frame”.
Pentágono is constantly looking for creative partners to
collaborate within the design process and production of our
projects to achieve the best results. Our current network