Clay Imports and McCray & Co. announce the launch of their collaborative project: NEW SCHOOL EQUIPAL COLLECTION, HANDMADE MEXICAN LEATHER FURNITURE during the EAST Austin Studio Tour!
Handcrafted equipales were designed over 500 years ago by skilled artisans of the Aztec Empire in central Mexico. Using organic and regional materials to craft furniture that provided both comfort and aesthetic pleasure, these artisans inspired a design concept that has been passed down through generations. Today, authentic equipal furniture is handmade in Zacoalco de Torres, Jalisco, a small town located south of Guadalajara. The goal of our New School Equipal collection is to restore high quality in equipal furniture while focusing on sustainability.
“I have been fascinated with Equipal furniture since I was a boy growing up in El Paso. There is no other type of furniture that I know of that has such a rich history, with strong ties to location based on materiality and craftsmanship. The sustainable nature of this product is like nothing else on the market.” – Chris McCray of McCray & Co.
The celebration and product launch takes place on Saturday, November 16, 2019 starting at 5PM at Canopy Trailers at 916 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702.The event is powered by SUSTO Mezcal, free and open to the public.
We can’t wait to introduce you to Clay Imports’ new home goods line, CLAY CASA, carefully selected items that bear a unique history and tradition captured through their beautiful designs and high-quality materials. The event showcases the artisanal nature of our equipal furniture & offers a space to discuss materiality and craftsmanship, innovation, and travel all while sipping on SUSTO Mezcal. . The event showcases the artisanal nature of our equipal furniture & offers a space to discuss materiality and craftsmanship, innovation, and travel all while sipping on SUSTO Mezcal.