In an age increasingly dominated by digital imagery, we often experience architecture and interiors as virtual realities. But, of course, their actual qualities can only be fully experienced in situ. This is why Gloria Cortina Studio has created a Showspace within its Mexico City design annexe.

The Showspace is not simply a product showroom. It is designed as a living interior. Here, a changing selection of the Studio’s furniture, fabrics, rugs, and fittings are arranged in a 40m² room whose two full-height windows overlook a landscaped sub-tropical garden.

The mixture of natural light and shadow in the Showspace accentuates the textures, forms, crafted details, and spatial qualities. The Showspace has the atmosphere of a home where furnishings and limited-edition pieces can be experienced in a composed space that feels completely natural and welcoming.

Clients who visit the Showspace also gain a distinct sense of the Studio at work, creatively. From the Showspace, they can glimpse the materials library and activity in the design Studio itself. And this means the connection between the Studio’s creative processes and what it produces is experienced by clients in a meaningful, personal way.

Appointments to visit the Showspace can be made by contacting Rafael Franco: +(52) 55 20 54 63 or