STUDIO OCHO CUARTOS by Mexican-American designer Monserrat Alanis, based in LA.
Born in a border town, I saw life in a variety of perspectives, from rich, flourishing communities to neighborhoods impacted by violent cartel activity. Thankfully, I was sheltered by a family of architects where I was able to immerse myself in a world of art and design. Hours were spent in my grandmother's studio using one-of-a-kind Clara Porset furniture to build blanket forts. It was my playground then and it still is today.
I believe my work should create dialogue, peak curiosity and challenge the status quo. I want my designs to be emotional, bold and rebellious through a deep exploration of color, shape, and materials. I want to create well-designed furniture that lacks pretension and celebrates the rebellious nature in each one of us.
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