These Agave cabinets by Esrawe Studio are based on the process of making mezcal – a traditional Mexican alcohol, and it’s made of agave plants, that’s why the cabinets are called so.
The studio designed the three pieces using varying combinations of engraved black wood and brass or metal in homage to the tradition of making mezcal – liquor distilled from the agave plant. To make the alcoholic liquid, artisans remove and roast the core of the agave. The heat leaves the plant with a scorched skin, which informed the use of the patterned black wood. Brass stands supporting two of the cabinets resemble the light amber color of mezcal. At the back, both have two shelves for storing bottles of the liquor.
Local cultures across Mexico have different ways of making and consuming mezcal. Therefore the studio designed the three pieces to look unique from one another, and asked three different artisans to construct them. Each of the sets designed will be slightly different due to the unique skills of the artisans that craft them. You may use them as home bars or just for storing and displaying what you like.