Founded by architect and designer Omar Ortiz Franco, La muerte tiene permiso* arose from a desire to share a contemporary Mexican design aesthetic in a European context.
Partnering with generations-old workshops around Mexico, they create objects informed in part by the crafts, histories and folk stories of Mexico, and also by Omar’s architectural design aesthetic. The collections combine the unique materials and historic traditions of his country with a contemporary finish that focuses on clean lines and attention to materials.
Inspired by a childhood book that Omar’s grandparent had, the name La muerte tiene permiso* translates as “When death has permission”. Omar believes that objects represent history, anecdotes and personal experiences. And whilst death cannot be detained, by filling our lives with history and meaning, we can accept it and give death permission to come and take us with all our beautiful memories.
The * symbolises that every object has its own story waiting to be researched.