Balsa is a company established in Mexico City. We work in collaboration with artisans and designers to develop together, joining forces and sharing skills, pieces of furniture and objects that accompany you throughout the years.
Balsa is an environment aware company; this is why we specialize in objects made with natural rattan, one of the most sustainable materials in furniture production: it is renewable, it has a low-impact production, it is recyclable and it helps prevent deforestation of tropical forests.
We decided to bet on the value of hand-made, for this reason all our pieces are created, one by one, over several days, by families of master craftsmen experts in weaving natural fibers, who currently use traditional techniques in danger of extinction in Mexico.
At Balsa we believe that it is possible to create authentic and unique pieces of furniture that integrate all the knowledge and skills of admired Mexican artisans, that’s why we seek to promote a scenario where tradition and innovation speak directly in the workshop where our pieces come to life.
We believe in the value of the real and authentic, of the unique and unrepeatable, for this reason we have partnered with experienced Mexican designers capable of creating new classics exclusively available at Balsa.
Our first collection is focused on the home as a shelter and source of memories. We wanted to create a family of furniture and objects that expressed a local, traditional, honest and familiar value, conceived by the Mexican designer Christian Vivanco, recognized for his unique and functional creations. Christian’s work has been exhibited in the most important design events in the world, such as Salone dei Mobile, Maison & Objet, I.C.F.F., Tokyo Design Week, London Design Museum, among many others.