Consorcio Mejorada August 19-20 Festival of Yucatan’s Top on the Design Scene

Wednesday August 16, 2023

This Saturday and Sunday, August 19 and 20th from 1pm until 8pm Salon Gallos is hosting the first Consorcio Mejorada, a festival to showcase some of Yucatan’s top designers and creatives on the design scene in Merida, Yucatan. This upcoming biannual design experience will showcase designs where Mexican tradition intertwines with modern sophistication. 

The venue Salón Gallos is set in the charm of a historic oatmeal factory that was founded in 1930 and is a multicultural hub that boasts an alternative cinema for cultured film goers, a bar, restaurant, art gallery, and music venue. The Consorcio Mejorada fest will be spread across the whole venue and will feature fashion designers, jewelry artisans, shoe makers, furniture creators and collectors all based in Yucatan. It’s a full-fledged immersive experience that embraces creativity from every angle.

Prepare for a weekend of music, cocktails, excellent food, fashion, interior designs and live performances by talented musicians. It’s a holistic celebration of art, design, and culture that’s an absolute must for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life.



The event also offers an engaging lineup of talks featuring Rafiki Sanchez visual artist whose practice is linked to the materialities of the fabric, clothing and its convergence with the body and Josemra or José Rodriguez a photographer whose stunning creative photographs are seen throughout social media featuring some of the best of Yucatan’s design scene. 

Design Scene

Some of the brands you will find are:

Casa Mo Gallery & Outlet featuring furniture from recognized designers and architects from the mid-20th Century during the boom of Modernism in Mexico City.

Church Studio a design studio based in Merida focussing on the production process of popular pieces, crafts, and materials from the different towns that make up the cultural richness of Mexico.

B&G Atelier where Alicia Gamboa works entirely by hand to craft sandals, shoes, bags, and belts, all made of leather.

Huach a brand designed and inspired by the breeze, humidity and the distortion of time. The focus on dressing comfortably in hot places.

Daniela Bustos Maya Daniela Bustos Maya revalues Mexican coins minted in the 20th century, creating pieces that evoke the desire to have a symbolic image of Mexican culture, through traditional weaving techniques that have been passed down through generations, telling a new story in each design.

Mantarraya a Mexican brand of textiles, towels, and bags using Turkish cotton and created in the city of Merida. Inspired by the mood and lifestyle that is lived and breathed in the Yucatán Peninsula.


A list of all the designers:

  • Agueda León / and username @ 
  • Pau Román
  • Dorotea Poot
  • Mafia Sports México
  • The Hand
  • David Silva
  • Anturrio
  • Terrrrca
  • B&G Atelier
  • Casa Mo
  • Avila Sotres
  • Buena Vibra Forever
  • Noi Studio
  • Daniela Bustos Maya
  • Huach
  • The Lane
  • Mantarraya
  • Caravana Joyas
  • Chuch Studio
  • Mercacía GALLXS
  • Ssinmiedo
  • Manus Darem
  • Taller Maya

Schedule of Events 

Saturday August 19

Sunday August 20

  • Enhanced Public Opening Consortium – 1:00 p.m.
  • Gallos kitchen service room – 14:00
  • Talk by RAFIKI SÁNCHEZ – 17:00
  • RAMS documentary screening – 18:00
  • Live performance by COSTA MARELLO – 19:00
  • CM day one, closes – 20:00
  • Opening party for Salón Gallos – 20:30
  • Enhanced Consortium doors opens – 13:00
  • Gallos kitchen service room – 14:00
  • Talk by JOSEMRA – 17:00
  • EAMES: The Architect and the Painter, documentary screening – 18:00
  • Live performance PICADISCOS – 19:00
  • CM day two, closes – 20:00
  • CM Finale party x Salón Gallos – 20:30

Consorcio Mejorada promises to be an unforgettable showcase of the region’s design innovation and artistic expression.

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