Image Credit/ James Harris

Airbnb/ Sobremesa by Pedro&Juana

Airbnb is pleased to collaborate with Pedro&Juana, an emerging Mexico City-based design studio founded by Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss. At Design Miami/ 2016, Airbnb and Pedro&Juana will present Sobremesa, a lively exploration of shared space.

‘Sobremesa’ is the Mexican tradition of sharing time and space lingering around the table after a meal in casual conversation. Pedro&Juana recreate the experience of Sobremesa in a unique environment inspired by iconic Mexican courtyard spaces. Sobremesa features a transparent house structure with the character of an outdoor courtyard, connecting literally and figuratively to Mexico’s unique history of courtyard architecture. Walking into the installation, visitors will feel transported to a space that is authentically connected to the designers’ home city through plants, interior design and local everyday objects.

The Sobremesa installation will change and evolve throughout the week to represent how shared spaces—like Airbnb homes—become rich in experience, spirit, and memory as more and more people live and participate in them over time. The exhibition also features a program of meals, cocktails, music, and experiences at designated times throughout the week, activated by an array of diverse hosts selected by the designers.