The British Business Centretoday unveiled its new lounge, a work by renowned British designer Laurence Llewelyn- Bowen.
British design is recognised worldwide for its originality and this lounge is no exception, with its impressive selection of bold prints and eclectic range of furniture. The choice of a British designer for this lounge promotes the strong links between both countries and aims to recreate a corner of the United Kingdom in Mexico.
Young British entrepreneur Louis Barnett of Louis Barnett Chocolates added “When first exporting to Mexico we encountered many challenges and the British Business Centre is set to change that. I believe it will be the pinnacle point of success for British businesses arriving to Mexico”.
Mexico once again recognised the United Kingdom’s prowess in design by making it the “Guest Country” for Mexico’s Design Week, which takes place in October 2014. Several British design companies are already present and well-established in Mexico, such as the highly successful Pepe Jeans.
Baroness Jane Bonham-Carter, Prime Minister David Cameron’s Trade Envoy to Mexico, expressed her enthusiasm for the project, saying, “The British design industry is the second largest in the world and first in Europe. The UK has a tradition of design and innovation, and the British are renowned for the high quality of their designers. I am pleased that there is growing collaboration between Mexico and Britain. ”
In his speech, Laurence Llewelyn- Bowen praised Mexican creativity: “I love the fact that design is such an international language and Mexico speaks ‘style’ like nowhere else. It is heartfelt, emotional and celebrates the energetic nobility of craft. So for me the opportunity to bring British style into such a glamorous design context is exceptionally exciting”.
Upon his return to the UK, Laurence Llewelyn- Bowen will be able to strengthen the image of Mexico as an innovative and creative country.
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