DFC (Tony Moxham & Mauricio Paniagua) | Casual dinnerware serving tray, 2013 | Hand cast, hand glazed stoneware featuring famous (and infamous) Mexican icons
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DFC (Tony Moxham & Mauricio Paniagua) | Orange Crush fiberglass wall console, 2013 | Fiberglass, hand airbrushed
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DFC (Tony Moxham & Mauricio Paniagua) | Rosario mirror, 2013 | Gold tinted mirror (14 carat gold glaze), ceramic butterflies, Lazy susan spinning mechanism
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Photo: Marco Ovando
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Tony Moxham & Mauricio Paniagua

Mauricio Paniagua, born in Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1969; Tony Moxham, born in Sydney, Australia, 1971; live and work in Mexico City, Mexico

All DFC designs, aside from our wall coverings (which are created with Flavor Paper, a Brooklyn–based firm) are 100 percent handmade in Mexico. From the start—especially as newcomers wanting to prove ourselves in our new home—we knew it was important to work locally and incorporate Mexican culture and history. We began by traveling and making contact with artisans throughout the country. In this way, we built a small team of trusted and incredibly talented craftspeople who produce our work. For certain projects, we often research locations known for specific techniques and seek out the best craftspeople. From our experience, it’s important to work with a team that is not only technically skilled, but also interested in learning and changing, while preserving traditional skills and techniques. We believe that for “artesania,” as we call it, to evolve, the people who create it must be willing to adapt. We introduce artisans working in different techniques to each other’s work, and we often create projects that combine the work of artisans in different fields.

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