Casa de los Amigos supports social cooperatives throughout Mexico that promote alternative economic principles. In the lobby of their beautiful building designed by Luis Barragán, they display products produced by these cooperatives which can be obtained by donation or exchange with other goods.
The Casa requested that we develop a better way to display the products of the cooperatives. After several visits, discussions and a spatial analysis of the room with the existing display elements, we proposed a new spatial layout, a rearrangement of the products and a new emphasis on presenting the way each cooperative operates and their social approach.
A new shelf prototype was developed, which is able to display the products and description of each the cooperatives simultaneously. The shelf was designed to strongly reference preexisting furniture in the house.