February 27th, 2013 – There is a little thing called ‘over designing’. Some designers have perfected ‘over designing’ – even making it their trademark. But for most people, an over designed space or product is uncomfortable and frankly, unnecessary. It is hard to do simple. Yet some of the most complete and harmonious spaces are designed by those who can accomplish simplicity. Monterrey-based creative studio Manifiesto Futuraknow how to do simple.
Designers Vicky Gonzalez and Ivan Garcia started Manifiesto Futura back in 2008, since their launch, MF’s main focus of graphics and branding identity has transformed into a multidisciplinary firm, incorporating interior design and packaging design to their list of expertise. They recently combined their talents of Naming, Identity & Interior design to create the Taquería Canalla. “We wanted to show our traditional fast food, the taco, as a Mexican taco joint that a walking ranger would stop in for,” the designers explained.
The authentic ‘welcome all’ vibe is set into place by the non-pretentious but still high quality design. Guests are greeted by a large wood door at the contemporary exterior of the taco shop. Inside, Dark painted walls, unfinished wood counter-height tables with stools, tiny potted plants, and custom made bottles to hold different hot sauces. Gonzalez and Garcia designed the business cards, menus, signage, and interiors all to be cohesive in style, without being predictable. The designers explained that a lot of sweat and tears went into creating this project, but we’re sure the ranger will appreciate it.