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Studio davidpompa

founded in 2013 with a showroom and production located in Mexico City

We are a team of designers, engineers and makers based in Mexico and Austria. David Pompa grew up in both countries and studied product design in London. Studio davidpompa's corporate culture is driven by the love for the work we do. The deep respect for materials and craftsmen drives us as a brand to redefine Mexican craft.

The idea to work with Mexican craft started with a trip to Oaxaca in 2009 where David saw artisans work with "Barro Negro" for the first time. He started directly working and experimenting the material which lead to his first collection. Since then, we as a Studio, are committed to Mexican culture and find ourselves on a constant journey to create design objects that are both beautifully crafted and accessible.
Challenging the boundaries of culture, product and material is essential when taking a new path to do something truly new. We combine traditional materials and crafts with our passion for perfection.

David Pompa Alarcón

1986 born in Austria, Austrian mother & Mexican father, grows up in Mexico and Austria

2005 higher technical College of design, Ferlach

2008 Master of Arts and Design at Kingston University, London & founds "studio davidpompa" Austria

2009 studio starts working with "barro negro" in Oaxaca

2013 launch of first davidpompa collection, founds studio in Mexico & opens his first store in Mexico City

2015 awarded rising talent M&O Paris and rising talent M&O Americas – Miami

2016 exhibitor at the Salone Satellite Milan

2017 first Mexican brand at Euroluce – Salone del Mobile Milano