Mecate Studio


Product design

Industrial design2013

Wech is a ceramic piece burned at high temperature inspired by rituals of the pre-Hispanic cultures of Mexico. It is part of the "Nahual" collection of Mecate Studio. Wech is an allegory of the armadillo, an animal of great importance for pre-Hispanic cultures, since it was part of their diet and its hard shell had different uses. It is also one of the most referenced animals in prehispanic iconography. Wech has two pieces: the shell and the body, leaving inside a space to store all kinds of memories and valuables.