Sultanas are a set of occasional tables constructed with concrete and glass that reflect the identity of the industrial city of Monterrey in the northern part of Mexico and rethink contemporary artisanal work.
Working under a brief set by ADN Gallery of Mexico City, JD-E used the“industrial craftsmanship” of local workshops in Monterrey to create a monolithic structure that play with the perception of the material and its possibilities, creating two dynamic forms that come together to create the concrete base of the tables. Monterrey has long been identified as the industrial capital of Mexico, and Sultanas portrait two of its main exports: concrete and glass.
Even though concrete is considered a modern material, much of its process still involves manual labor and acquired knowledge. A lot of thought was put into creating the right moulds and mix to produce this timeless limited edition piece.