Alexander Diaz Andersson's First Designs
Alexander Díaz Andersson is the Swedish-Mexican founder and creative director of ATRA. His aesthetic comfortably straddles the line between art and functionality, a philosophy that is reflected in the various interior design projects he has authored. Drawing inspiration from his own dichotomous identity, his spaces are characterized by a blend of clean Scandinavian lines and whimsical elements from traditional Mexican art.
Time features prominently in Alexander’s works, as he seeks to anticipate how his designs will change into the future—the patinas each material will acquire throughout its life and how this will affect the character of the surrounding space. This foresight not only guarantees that a piece will age gracefully and in harmony with its environment, but also that its functional lifespan will be longer.
Some of his most renowned pieces:
The ATRA Chair
The Air Sofa in Leather with Brass Fittings
The ALA Bench