Comitē De Proyectos: convey of ideas and sensations


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Comitē De Proyectos
text: Sofia Arredondo


                                                                                                      Comité de Proyectos, founded in 2014 in Mexico City by Andrea Flores and Lucía Soto, has become a prominent name in contemporary design and art. Andrea, who studied Product Design in Barcelona, and Lucía, a graduate of Industrial Design from UNAM, have combined their knowledge and visions to create a studio where design serves as a medium to explore and question reality through objects and spaces.

From its inception, the studio has demonstrated a unique ability to blend art with functional design, beginning with their first piece, "Binomios." This work was presented at Inédito during Design Week Mexico at the Tamayo Museum, just two years after the studio's founding, and received widespread acclaim. "Binomios" not only marked the start of their career but also established the foundation of their work: creating experiences that transcend daily routines and propose new ways of interacting with the environment. Rather than replicating the everyday world, they replaces it with a reality of its own.

Comité de Proyectos takes an eminently conceptual approach. Their creations open doors to new worlds by challenging the limits of what we understand as reality. Each object is an invitation to reflect, through its design, on fundamental human questions: Why do we need to break from our routines? What do we seek in experiences outside the norm? Are there other ways to experience reality? These questions are the starting point of their work. For example, "Mesa Montaña," a marble table featuring a mirror that reflects a mountain range on its underside, invites the viewer to deeply question what lies hidden from plain sight.

For this brand, design is more than a communication tool; it is a means to tell stories. This narrative approach is present in both their interior design projects and their products. When designing a residential or commercial space, they focus on representing the client's narrative or proposing their own through materials, forms, and spaces. Each element is carefully selected to convey the essence of the project and emotionally connect with its inhabitants.

This same philosophy applies to their product collections. Each piece is created with a story behind it, allowing them to connect more deeply with users. Their special edition collections clearly demonstrate how objects can communicate ideas and sensations. Their method involves processing diverse types of information through the retina, then making a sudden shift to generate an alternative form of vision—a theatrical way of seeing things. It's as if our sensory equipment is recalibrated by observing or inhabiting their creations.


Storytelling in Design. How do you relate to that?

Comitē De Proyectos

For us, design is not only a means of communication but also a tool that allows us to convey ideas and sensations. Therefore, our relationship with storytelling is very close, both in interior design and product design. When approaching an interior design project, we are interested in telling a story, whether it’s the story of the client and their family or the narrative they want to project in a residential project, the same for a comercial project, we design around a concept, an idea and its important to think about how are we going to transmit the essence of the project through materials, shapes and spaces. Similarly, when designing a product or a collection, we aim to imbue it with a narrative. Our special edition collections serve as prime examples of how we utilize objects as tools to communicate an idea. We believe it’s crucial to have a concept or a story behind our work because it enables us to connect directly with spaces and objects.


What differs the unique from the mass?

Comitē De Proyectos

We believe that one of the characteristics of items produced on a small scale is the hallmark of handmade craftsmanship. This can be leveraged as an advantage, becoming an element that helps us connect with the object or space. Certainly, items produced on a small scale entail more time spent on manual labor, which reflects in their cost. However, we believe that small-scale production is both beautiful, as it speaks to the story of the person who conceived it and the one who crafted it, and sustainable. It provides a way to approach objects with less environmental and social impact.


Your favorite hobby after hours.

Comitē De Proyectos

Lucia: Climbing, I do boulder and sports climbing outdoors.
Andrea is: Hiking, running and eating.

A distinctive aspect of Comité de Proyectos is their commitment to small-scale production and craftsmanship. They value manual labor and the time dedicated to each piece, which is reflected in its cost and unique character. For them, artisanal production not only adds aesthetic value but is also a form of sustainability, reducing environmental and social impact. Each object expresses the history and skill of its creator, establishing a more intimate and personal connection with the user.

To date, the studio has developed over 250 interior design projects, including residences, hotels, restaurants, and coworking spaces. Additionally, they have created four collections of sculptural objects exhibited in museums and galleries in Mexico and Europe, and they offer an extensive catalog of furniture for residential and commercial use. Their work is a constant flow between the subjective and the functional, the craft and the market, the technical and the artistic, always aiming to translate human emotions and sensations into utilitarian objects and habitable spaces. It is more than a design studio; it is a space where narratives and emotions materialize in forms and spaces, offering new perspectives and experiences through design.